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In pursuit of Mr Greene

Zoeb Matin [pictured] is a true Graham Greene aficionado. He lives and works in Mumbai which he prefers to call by its old name of Bombay. He shares an important trait with GG himself – he is an inveterate bibliophile. Famously Greene used to haunt secondhand bookstalls and markets, sometimes with his brother Hugh, as […]

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Ian Fleming & Graham Greene

American student Lucas Townsend (left) has recently embarked on a period of doctoral research at the University of Roehampton in S.W. London. His chosen subject involves the writings of Ian Fleming and Graham Greene. The two writers were acquainted. Once Greene rented Fleming’s house at Ocho Rios in Jamaica. Fleming employed what Greene described as […]

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A Poem and Hope for the New Year

Fr. Gerard Garrigan, from St. Louis Monastery, Missouri has sent this poem dedicated to Graham Greene. May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a better New Year in the hope that, in time, the hardships and sufferings that 2020 has brought to us all will begin to fade from our memories.   WHAT COLOR […]

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Congratulations!

Congratulations are due to Professor Joyce Stavick, who many festival goers will know. Joyce, who recently retired from her post at the University of North Georgia and, sadly, as editor of the academic journal Graham Greene Studies, has been handed a rare honour. The University has created a scholarship in her name. This will enable […]

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Christmas? Bah Humbug!

Was Graham Greene a bah humbug about Christmas? He certainly seemed to want to avoid the festive season in the UK if he could, going abroad to what was then Indo-China, to his hideaway on the island of Capri etc. We are given a rare insight into his thoughts over Christmas in a journal he […]

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Where is this?

You would be very hard pressed to identify the location of this huge and anonymous block of Victorian-era flats and any association it might have had with Graham Greene. It is Albert Palace Mansions in Lurline Gardens, Battersea, South London. Greene rented a one room flat, No. 141, in 1926-27 while he was working as […]

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A Christmas Stocking ‘Filler’

If you are searching for a last-minute Christmas gift or just dreaming about being able to afford to buy something a bit different this year, go to the Blackwell’s Rare Books. This year, in Catalogue B197, the historic Oxford bookshop is featuring a section on Africa and included in a range of unusual publications is […]

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Richard Greene Lecture

Tonight, Professor Richard Greene is delivering the Anthony Burgess Lecture 2020 at  the invitation of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. His lecture is titled ‘Graham Greene & the Spies’. Please use the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Ur7SHfdLg

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Dedicated to Richard Greene

Richard Greene’s new biography Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene has been widely praised in the British Press since the publication of the UK Edition at the beginning of September. It has been admired elsewhere as well. Here is poem by Fr. Gerard Garrigan OSB, who was inspired to write by reading […]

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‘Murder didn’t mean much to Raven’

To mark Graham Greene’s birthday we are publishing the talk that Michael Hill would have given at the Graham Greene International Festival which would have been taking place now. ‘Murder didn’t mean much to Raven’ A Gun for Sale in context I read my first Graham Greene novel, I think, sometime in the 1970s. I […]

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