Trust & Festival News

A lecture series of interest

We in the UK are nearly out of the dreaded ‘lockdown’. Nearly – but not quite. So why not seek a diversion by accessing the interesting lecture series described below – which promises to be an eclectic mix of authoritative talks through the lockdown miracle medium of Zoom, all at a very affordable price. Graham […]

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Helping the Trust

For better or for worse, most of us use Amazon either frequently or infrequently. When and if you do, you can make your purchases AND help the finances of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust at the same time. If you are willing to help, please read on … Support us by always starting your shopping […]

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Festival 2021 Programme announced

The details of the 2021 Graham Greene International Festival have now been released. The programme is published on the Festival 2021 page. Please do come to Berkhamsted for this event if you have an interest in this great 20th Century British author who, nearly thirty years after his death has a lasting, international appeal. If […]

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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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