The 23rd Graham Greene International Festival, under the hard-working leadership of Trust Chairperson Giles Clark, proved yet again that it can produce a varied and often novel programme of events, centred on a single writer over a period of four days. Congratulations to his team and especially to the new festival director Dr. Christopher Hull. Appalling weather and a rail strike were not enough to deter people. The faithful festival goers who attend each year were there, of course, but it was also refreshing to see quite a number of new faces who were eager to find out more about a 20th Century writer who, despite the passing of the years, is still being discovered by a new and enthusiastic audience.
(left: Festival Director Dr. Chris Hull; right: Grandsons Jonathan and Andrew Bourget propose the traditional birthday toast to Graham Greene beneath a portrait of their mother Caroline and uncle Francis as children – a poignant moment during the festival.