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Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene|sample|comments

Wildly funny in places, Graham Greene’s Travels With My Aunt is set in 1950’s (probably) England, and a rather dull retired bank-manager is dragged off on these travels by his somewhat amoral, drama seeking, aunt, travels that take them to Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, and South America. 369 more words


Our Man In Havana by Graham Greene|sample|comments

Well you could read Graham Greene’s Our Man In Havana for questions like this – ‘What can be so private about a vacuum cleaner . 480 more words


Brighton Rock - Derby Theatre

Brighton Rock is one of the great 20th century British novels first published in 1938, later adapted for film in 1947, and again in 2010. This stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery is a timely reassessment of the work set in 1930’s Brighton. 573 more words

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The Comedians by Graham Greene|sample|comments

Set in the mid-60’s Haiti under ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier, Graham Greene’s The Comedians follows the narratives of a handful of larger-than-life characters dealing with a difficult Haitian environment. 649 more words


The heart of the matter

I’ve started re-reading Graham Greene. I read his books many years ago in my teens and early twenties along with most of the other books considered classics. 574 more words


The Quiet American by Graham Greene|sample

Graham Greene’s The Quiet American is set in early 1950’s Vietnam during the First Indo-China war. A jaded British journalist is driven to action by an American embassy ‘official’ who believes that some ‘American way’ is needed in the region, and who cannot see the limits of his system nor the carnage it brings. 181 more words


Stamboul Train by Graham Greene|sample|comments

Graham Greene’s Stamboul Train is an entertaining ensemble-piece which follows the stories of several passengers (from a lesbian journalist after the ‘big story’, to a murderer on the run) as they ride the Orient Express from Ostend to Istanbul in the 1930’s. 357 more words