Trust & Festival News

Psst! Want to Buy Graham Greene’s Old House? …

… well you can, if you have ‘a little north’ of half a million pounds burning a hole in your pocket. The two-bedroomed cottage called ‘Little Orchard’ in Hoo Lane, Back Ends, Chipping Campden is being marketed by the agent Jackson-Stops at an asking price of £525,000. It is described as an 18th Century, Grade […]

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Upcoming Events

The soundtrack for The Third Man is in many ways as memorable as the film itself. Now there is a chance to hear again the haunting tones of the zither in a concert performed by Cornelia Mayer of Vienna. An evening of Viennese zither classics and music from The Third Man will take place at […]

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Radio Adaptation of a Burnt-out Case

An adaptation of A Burnt-Out Case will be broadcast on the 19 and 26 November. The adaptation is again the work of Nick Warburton who was interviewed at the 2016 Festival and who was in attendance this year as well. He is now a Friend of the Trust. Episode 1 of A Burnt-Out Case will […]

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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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