Trust & Festival News

A Good Read

Richard Greene’s biography Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene (The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene) has been reviewed around the world, with much deserved acclaim in most quarters. Now he has been interviewed much closer to home in Canada. If you click on the link below you can read a […]

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Caroline Bourget’s Funeral

The Church of St John, Montreaux, Switzerland will be live streaming Caroline’s funeral service on Monday 1st March from approximately 1.55pm CET. https://www.stjohnsmontreux.ch/post/caroline-bourget-link-to-funeral-live-stream The Family has set up an email address : lucy.caroline.funeral@gmail.com for messages of condolence.

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Caroline Bourget

With enormous regret we report the death of our greatest Patron and dearest friend Caroline Bourget, daughter of Graham Greene. She died in Corseaux, Switzerland, after a tragic accident at home, aged 87. The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust was founded in 1997 and soon after she became our Patron who sponsored its development. Her generosity […]

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Fabulous News about Festival 2021!

At last there is great news to share about the Graham Greene International Festival. It will be taking place this year in Berkhamsted but because of the on-going Covid crisis the exact dates have yet to be finalised. It is being ‘penciled-in’ for either Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 September or Thursday 30 September – […]

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Collecting Graham Greene

  If you are a collector of Graham Greene’s books you will be interested to read about the collection of Friend of the Trust David Hawksworth who lives in Germany. Interestingly, when you read David’s beautifully illustrated account (which can be accessed by clicking the link below) you will find that he remembers where and […]

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In pursuit of Mr Greene

This post also features an avid Graham Greene collector. 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 […]

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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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