Steadfast in the Midst of Chaos

The American author Nancy Brown was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Australian Chesterton Society conference at Campion College. In the first of her two presentations she spoke about her research which resulted in this excellent biography of Frances Chesterton, the gentle, creative and loving wife of English literary giant Gilbert Chesterton. Many Quadrant issues include a reference to G.K. Chesterton, so his work has continuing interest and value. His wife is almost a hidden figure, yet it is very likely that Gilbert would not have been free to think as deeply and to write as voluminously as he did…

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