Staging Brighton Rock

A new stage adaptation of Brighton Rock is set to tour the country in 2018. The production opens at the Theatre Royal, York on 3 February and will later appear at Brighton, Colchester, Hull, Cheltenham, Winchester, Watford, Birmingham, Newcastle, Mold, Derby and Salford. Greene’s 1938 novel has been adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery […]

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Dramatisation of Stamboul Train

In addition to the forthcoming production of A Burnt-Out Case (see below), listeners to BBC Radio 4 will be able to hear an adaptation of Graham Greene’s Stamboul Train, on Saturday 18 November, 2017 at 2.30pm. This popular 1933 noir has been dramatised by Jeremy Front.

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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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Graham Greene Studies Journal Delay

Yet again, apologies for the non-appearance of the new academic journal devoted to Graham Greene, Graham Greene Studies. Sadly, technical issues, which are being addressed by the North Georgia University Press, are still preventing this from happening. There will be a notice on the website as soon as there is further news. However, Martyn Sampson […]

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Part Time Creative Writing Degree

We have been contacted by Cambridge University who have asked us to publicise various part time courses they are running in Creative Writing. The organisers thought the courses may be of interest to readers of Graham Greene. Learn more by going to this website: www.ice.cam.ac.uk/courses/certificates-and-diplomas

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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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