This assortment of external links may be useful to those wanting to find out more about Graham Greene, those with an existing interest in the writer and those who are perhaps thinking of coming to the Graham Greene International Festival for the first time and are wanting to learn more about Berkhamsted the town where he was born and grew up.
ALLIANCE OF LITERARY SOCIETIES: www.allianceofliterarysocieties.org.uk The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust is affiliated to this organisation.
THE TABLET: www.thetablet.co.uk Greene had close associations with this weekly Catholic journal. In the past the Trust’s Festival has received sponsorship from The Tablet.
GREENE KING: www.greeneking.co.uk The company has been sponsoring the Festival since 2007.
Walking in the footsteps of Graham Greene
BRIGHTON: www.brightoncitywalks.com Graham Greene was a regular visitor to Brighton throughout his life and often stayed there in order to write. Famously, it is the setting for Brighton Rock.
CHIPPING CAMPDEN: www.honeypotcottages.co.uk If you want to stay at the cottage in the beautiful Cotswold village which was Greene’s home between 1931-33, and in which he wrote Stamboul Train to the strains of Honneger’s ‘Pacific 231’ on his gramophone, you can do so.
VIENNA: www.viennawalks.com There are weekly guided walks which take you to many of the sites made famous in the film The Third Man.
SAIGON: http://www.historicvietnam.com/graham-greenes-saigon-revisited/Described as a leisurely half day tour of key sites in the heart of Saigon which are featured in The Quiet American.
Collecting Graham Greene
There is no problem in buying copies of Graham Greene’s works: his major novels are all in print. Vintage Books www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk/publishers/vintage/vintage-classics/ currently advertises 40 titles by the author.
There is also a strong second-hand market for his books. Two of the largest websites featuring his works in a range of conditions from first editions to cheap paperbacks are www.abebooks.co.uk and http://www.bookfinder.com/
Those interested in the higher end of the collecting market, might care to keep a regular eye on the auction scene. The famous London auction houses, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams, occasionally feature Graham Greene in their Modern First Editions auctions. Drewatts & Bloomsbury Auctions hold regular specialist second-hand book auctions which often include works by Greene: www.bloomsburyauctions.com
Rare Book Dealer Peter Harrington has a website featuring many highly collectable and expensive Greene titles. His site currently features an excellent video in which he shows and talks about a rare first edition of The Confidential Agent. http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/ . Rick Gekoski, who met Greene in the 1980s, also deals in rare books including works by the author. www.gekoski.com
Berkhamsted and Around
BERKHAMSTED SCHOOL: where Greene was a pupil. www.berkhamstedschool.org
DACORUM BOROUGH COUNCIL: http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/
BERKHAMSTED TOWN COUNCIL: www.berkhamstedtowncouncil.gov.uk
TRIP ADVISOR: www.tripadvisor.co.uk Features over 5000 reviews of Berkhamsted hotels, attractions and restaurants
BERKHAMSTED AND HERTFORDSHIRE INFORMATION: http://www.touruk.co.uk/hertfordshire/berkhamsted.htm