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May 12, 2011


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Thanks for this, Catherine. I'm also a huge fan of Grahm Greene's work. You've just reminded me to go and seek out a copy of this book. I've been meaning to ever since Vintage brought it out a year ago :)

Perhaps its the fact that I'm drawn towards anything to do with history/France but this sounds a great offering from Graeme Greene. I have just added it to my wishlist..

Brighton Rock left me a little cold, and since its somewhat of a classic I was a bit disappointed as it did nothing for me so hopefully I can rekindle a bit of love with this!


Carola - I didn't link to the Vintage version as I was not sure that it had all the extras that this hardback one does. Do let us know if it does and I'll add the link as it's cheaper.

Lucy - it is a simple book, no side plots, or anything complicated, written as it was as a film outline. But it is vintage Greene nonetheless.

I consider myself a fan of Graham Greene, but when I think about it, I've only read two of his many books. They were good ones--Power and the Glory and The Heart of the Matter--but as prolific as he is and as much as I enjoyed those two, I ought to make an effort to try more!

Catherine ~ It didn't occur to me to think about the 'extras' the hardback might include which the newer Vintage edition doesn't. I should have, of course. I happened to be in the library yesterday afternoon and found they had a copy of the edition you reviewed here. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into it over the next few days. I'm not sure now whether I'll end up buying my own copy of the novel, but will let you know if I do invest in the Vintage edition.

Teresa - Power and the Glory is one I have not read - I must do so.

Carola - either way I hope you enjoy it!

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