Trust & Festival News

Feedback on Festival Questionnaire

Those who attended the 2018 Festival were asked to complete a questionnaire about their experiences with a view to future planning. The resulting data has  been exhaustively analysed and the results collated into a report prepared by Dr. Martyn Sampson, the Festival Director. Please click on the link below to access this file. .Response to […]

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Listen to Festival Talks from 2017 & 2018

Recordings of talks from the 2017 and 2018 Graham Greene International Festivals are now available to listen to on this website. If you turn to the ‘Resources and Archives’ page you will find the listings. Then just click on the appropriate talk. This excellent resource should be of interest and value to those who attended […]

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A Literary Tube Map of London

London has a unique literary history. Whether it’s the deceiving Fagan hustling on Farringdon Road or Harry Potter boarding the train to Hogwarts at King’s Cross, the city is synonymous with literary figures. To celebrate this history, and to provide a definitive guide to London’s greatest works for tourists and locals alike, In The Book […]

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Stay in Greene’s home in the Cotswolds

If you have been following this website carefully you will know that in November 2017 we reported that the property Graham Greene lived in between 1931-33 was for sale. Since then it has indeed been sold and refurbished as a luxury holiday let. It gives one the unique opportunity to enjoy a holiday or short […]

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Berkhamsted Book Festival

Everywhere, it seems, is running its own book festival. Not to be left behind, Berkhamsted will host its very own BerkoFest Book Festival on 12 May 2019. The festival will feature both Authors and Interactive Workshops. See the poster left  for more details.

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Chris Hull’s Havana Book reviewed

Dr. Christopher Hull’s book Our Man Down in Havana: The Story Behind Graham Greene’s Cold War Spy Novel received a favourable review in The Economist magazine of the 23 March. Copies of this book will be available for sale at the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust Bookstall which will be open throughout the Friday and Saturday […]

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The Man in the Middle

The cast and crew of the 1959 film of Our Man in Havana arrived in the Cuban capital hot on the heels of the revolutionaries themselves so the movie was made under quite exceptional circumstances. A young reporter named Stanley Price was also in the  city and was able to record both events. His memories […]

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When Ernest Met Graham

The encounter in Havana’s Sloppy Joe’s bar between two mid-20th Century literary ‘giants’ is described in Chris Hull’s book Our Man Down in Havana: The Story Behind Graham Greene’s Cold War Spy Novel. Use the link below to read an extract from Chris’s book about this apocryphal moment. Our Man Down in Havana was published […]

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Greene’s Norwegian Friend

It seems extraordinary that after twenty years of the Graham Greene International Festival there are still unexplored areas of Greene’s life and work to be revealed. It is the case this year. Johanne Elster Hanson will present, ‘Scandinavians are Terribly Scandinavian: Graham Greene’s Friendship with Norwegian writer Nordhal Grieg‘. The talk will be introduced by […]

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Graham Greene, film reviewing and Twenty-One Days

Mike Hill, who will introduce the film Twenty-One Days, when it is shown at the 2019 Graham Greene International Festival, writes: ‘On 12 January 1940, a review of the film Twenty-One Days by Graham Greene was published in The Spectator. Greene was by then almost at the end of such reviewing, a period of ‘mornings […]

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