Fergus Fleming

England Made Them

Shades of Greene: One Generation of an English Family

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‘What twentieth-century books will survive thirty or forty years more?’ Graham Greene once pondered. ‘How long will anyone be read?’ In his case, at least, a quick glance at Amazon shows the Greene backlist is in good health. What’s more, the number of people still reading his books is almost equalled by those who want to read about Greene himself. In the nearly twenty years since he died (of leukaemia in 1991) there has been a steady stream of biographies, memoirs and ‘other reading’, of which the most monumental is Norman Sherry’s trilogy, begun while its subject was still alive. 

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