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  • Thursday 21st Afternoon 'Graham Greene's Common' 5

    A guided walk (under three miles; includes WW1 trenches) led by Brian Shepherd, with readings from ‘A Sort of Life’ and ‘The Human Factor’ by Judy Mead and Richard Shepherd. Assemble outside the Court House for introduction. Cars/lifts and stout walking shoes required for the start of the walk at Inns of Court War Memorial, New Road car park. If wet, illustrated talk with readings in the Court House.

  • Thursday 21st September Evening Thursday Film and Supper 27

  • Thursday 21st September Evening Supper Only 17

     5.15 pm  MEET for drinks at pay bar, 6.00pm  waitress-served two-course supper with coffee;vegan/vegetarian option. (Book by Thursday 14 September at the latest.)

  • Thursday 21st Evening Film only 10

     7.15pm  Film ‘The Fugitive’ (RKO, 1947 – 102 minutes), directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda, Delores del Rio and  Pedro Armendáriz. Introduced by Professor Neil Sinyard.

  • Friday 22nd Morning Session 15

    9.45am       The Five Lives of the Congo Journal: a talk by Professor Michael  Meeuwis on the diary Greene kept when he went to the Belgian Congo.


    11.15am     The Priesthood and Graham Greene’s writing: the Rev. Giles     Fraser is interviewed by Mike Hill on the nature of the priesthood and how it is represented in Greene’s writings.

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  • Friday 22nd Afternoon Session 15

     2.30pm    Our Man in Hanoi: the strange and enduring friendship of  Graham Greene and confidential agent Trevor Wilson: a talk by Professor Kevin Ruane.

     4.00pm   Brighton and Beyond: Writing Modern Crime Fiction: a talk by bestselling novelist Peter James.

  • Friday 22nd The Confidential Agent Film 10

    7.30pm ‘The Confidential Agent’(Warner Brothers, 1945 – 122 minutes), with Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall and Peter Lorre. Introduced by Mike Hill. The Civic Centre, Berkhamsted

  • Saturday 23rd Morning Session 16

    9.45am      Guy Burgess, Soviet Spy, and Graham Greene: a talk by Andrew Lownie, literary agent and biographer of Burgess.


    10.45am    Break for tea and coffee


    11.15am    Judging a book by its cover: Tim Hetherington, photographer of the Vintage Greene book covers, is interviewed by Mike Hill about his work.

  • Saturday 23rd Afternoon Birthday Toast 22

    2.30pm  Writing Modern Fiction: bestselling novelist Louise Doughty is interviewed about her work and the craft of writing fiction by Dr Creina Mansfield.

     

    4.00pm Graham Greene and the Honorary Consul:  a talk by Pierre Joannon, formerly Irish Honorary Consul in Nice, about the Graham Greene he knew.

     

     5.15pm The Birthday Toast: by Pierre Joannon  

  • Saturday 23rd Festival Dinner 35

    Deans’ Hall  Berkhamsted School. THREE courses with wine and coffee;    vegan/vegetarian option. (Limited to 60 tickets. Book by Thursday 14 September at the latest.)

  • Sunday 24th Sunday Morning 15

    VIth Form Centre, Castle Street Berkhamsted School

    9.00am      A Tour of the School Archives: including a look at the Exhibition

    Room, the green baize door, Old Hall and the School Chapel. (Meet outside Old Hall.)


    9.45am      David Pearce on Graham Greene: a tribute to the late David Pearce, captured on radio and film talking about Graham Greene. 


    11.30am    Secrets and Lies: innocence under siege in The Fallen Idol: a talk by Professor Neil Sinyard.

  • Sunday Lunch 24

     Old Hall Berkhamsted School

    1.00pm      Farewell Lunch: cold buffet, wine and coffee; vegan/vegetarian   option. (Limited to 60 tickets. Book by Thursday 14 September at the latest.)

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