A Sort of Newsletter

About the Newsletter

The Trust’s quarterly magazine, A Sort of Newsletter (ASON) is published each February, May, August and November. ASON is not intended to be an academic journal; there is something for everyone with an interest in Greene.

The quarterly usually features at least one substantial article and last year’s editions of the magazine were no exception. In February 2022 James Greene wrote about knowing, yet not knowing, his enigmatic relation. There was review of a stage musical version of Our Man in Havana in the May issue as well as an obituary of the writer Maria Couto who wrote the excellent Graham Greene: On the Frontier. August 2022 included the publication of  an unattributed short story, ‘The Dream’ which was published in The Berkhamstedian in March 2020. Dr. Philip Hormbrey, who discovered ‘The Dream’, contributed a lengthy and convincing argument that it is in fact by the Berkhamsted School pupil Graham Greene. The November issue, as is customary, was devoted to the annual festival which took place at the end of September. There were a number of reviews of the various talks and other events written by different festival-goers.

A round-up of Greene-related news is always to be be found in the A Sort of Newsletter ‘Miscellany’, together with book, play or film reviews. The editor also sets an annual Greene Quiz in the February edition which inevitably proves both popular and challenging. Rare books dealer Richard Frost frequently writes a column called ‘Book Chat’ which reminds one of the enduring popularity of this writer among collectors

The annual Graham Greene International Festival each year in Berkhamsted, is the principal event in the Birthplace Trust’s calendar, as mentioned above. Naturally, it features prominently in the pages of the newsletter with news about the forthcoming speakers and events appearing in May and August issues. Therefore , if you are interested in Graham Greene, his life and his books and you are not currently a Friend of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, then you are urged to turn to the Members’ page on this website which gives all the details about joining and receiving A Sort of Newsletter once a quarter.