How Far Is It to Bethlehem: the Plays and Poetry of Frances Chesterton by Nancy Brown, Frances Chesterton
Frances Chesterton, wife of British journalist G.K. Chesterton, was a gentle poet and playwright. Her sweet works long lay in obscurity, except for a few Christmas lyrics, which have never gone out of print.
Her plays for children were in demand when she wrote them; there is a demand for them again today. Her poems and plays reveal a woman of deep thought, a spiritual woman, a woman longing for Christ, and especially drawn to Him at the Nativity, when He was a small baby.
To read these works is to understand better G.K. Chesterton's wife and spiritual companion. And so, these works are offered back to a world that has almost forgotten them.
A revised edition (1/2013) adds three important features: an index to the entire work, plus an index to the poem titles; and in addition to that, an index to the first lines of the poems. Many small corrections were made to the text to improve readability.