Trust & Festival News

Judging a Book by Its Cover

Graham Greene paid close attention to all aspects of the production of his books. Often he was quite harshly judgmental, particularly concerning the cover designs. For example, he wrote to Max Reinhardt, the owner of Bodley Head, in March 1973, complaining at length about the proposed dust-jacket for The Honorary Consul, ‘This hideous array of […]

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Festival 2018

It has been recently confirmed with our hosts Berkhamsted School that the 20th Graham Greene International Festival will take place 20th -23rd September 2018. It is testimony to the enduring popularity of this great twentieth century writer, the dedication of the Birthplace Trust and the loyalty of a wide ‘fan-base’ that we have reached this […]

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The Missing Plaque

A plaque commemorating Graham Greene’s brief time working in the city as a journalist in 1925-26 has gone missing – or rather has been deliberately removed to make way for a smart new brass one marking the renovation of the offices where he was employed – Express Buildings in Upper Parliament Street. Read this interesting […]

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Exploring Graham Greene’s Havana

Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of one of Greene’s best-loved novels – Our Man in Havana. But how much of the old city which Greene describes in detail still exists today? Quite a lot according to Luke Spencer who has written a fascinating account of his visit to Havana armed […]

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