Trust & Festival News

A first festival update

The full details of the programme for the 2021 Graham Greene International Festival programme are still being worked on but some events have been confirmed already. We are delighted that  William Boyd, novelist and screenplay writer, will be appearing; he was to have featured in 2020 before the festival fell victim to the pandemic. The […]

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Graham Greene Festival 2021

We are delighted to announce, at last, the confirmed dates for the 2021 Graham Greene International Festival. It will take place in Berkhamsted from Thursday 30 September to Sunday 3 October. The full programme for this four day event will be published on this website shortly and copies will be sent to all Friends of […]

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The Bombay Book Collector

Recently we posted the thoughts and recollections of an avid and devoted Greene fan who lives and works in Mumbai, which prefers to call by its old name – Bombay. His passion is collecting and reading not just Graham Greene but a wide variety of literature. He seeks out and ‘raids’ the secondhand bookshops of […]

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A play about Greene & Philby

The relationship between Greene and the notorious spy Kim Philby seems to be a source of enduring fascination. A new play by Ben Brown called A Splinter of Ice, being premiered this summer, recreates the meeting between the two men in February 1987 when Greene had dinner with his old friend at Philby’s flat in […]

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Graham Greene’s Grandson Interviewed

Recently, Jonathan Bourget, the grandson of Graham Greene, was interviewed by Antonello Guerrera, a correspondent for the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. We are grateful to Trustee Jonathan Steffen for arranging for us to publish this article and, especially, to Barbara Newton, another of our Trustees, for her translation. A quiet Englishman, actually no. “He was […]

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The 2021 Festival dates

We are still waiting to confirm dates for the 2021 Graham Greene International Festival. Berkhamsted School, which generously allows us to use its premises, has been closed for a long period owing to Covid 19 and has only recently reopened. As yet it has not been in a position to deal with our request. However, […]

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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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