Graham Greene

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Top 10 books about the iron curtain
The dividing line between capitalism and communism which descended across Europe after the second world war inspired spy writers and historians, polemicists and memoirists

Timothy Phillips

28, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Top 10 stories of male friendship
Writers from Alexandre Dumas to Jack Kerouac and Colson Whitehead have written fiction worth bonding with about these sometimes uneasy alliances

Benjamin Markovits

29, Jun, 2022 @2:06 PM

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Lord of the Flies is surely fit for the Queen? | Brief letters
Brief letters: William Golding and the Big Jubilee Read | Graham Greene | Steps at St Paul’s Cathedral | Priti Patel’s TV lesson | A new title for The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe


20, Apr, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Our Man in Havana review – Graham Greene classic becomes a clever musical
The actor-musicians deserve an award for multitasking here, switching between roles and instruments in a production exploring lying and dual identities

Mark Lawson

12, Apr, 2022 @2:08 PM

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Top 10 world-spanning novels | CA Davids
Writers from David Mitchell to Graham Greene and Rachel Kushner tell stories that seek out interconnectedness, testing and pulling at the idea of nationhood

CA Davids

02, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Guardian view on clergy on TV: not just ‘rogues or idiots’ | Editorial
Editorial: Anglican vicars may often be portrayed as bland, benign and bumbling, but the Archbishop of Canterbury is missing something


26, Nov, 2021 @6:34 PM

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Top 10 books about neocolonialism | Susan Williams
Decades of economic imperialism and conditional aid have inspired authors from Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o to Graham Greene to explore insidious western control

Susan Williams

28, Oct, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Top 10 novels of the 1930s | Alec Marsh
From George Orwell to Daphne du Maurier, the books that made a decade span village detectives, Edwardian butlers and Bright Young Things

Alec Marsh

22, Sep, 2021 @3:27 PM

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The reputation game: how authors try to control their image from beyond the grave
The row over a new biography of Philip Roth has exposed the way agents and estates restrict access and manage archives to maintain a writer’s posthumous good name

Edward Helmore

23, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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A Splinter of Ice review – Graham Greene and Kim Philby clink glasses
Ben Brown’s new play imagining the author’s Moscow meeting with his former MI6 colleague fails to truly chill

Susannah Clapp

25, Apr, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Graham Greene’s showdown with Soviet spy Kim Philby: A Splinter of Ice review
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A meeting between the writer and the double agent, once colleagues at MI6, is strong on friendship and betrayal – but takes us no closer to the heart of either man

Arifa Akbar

15, Apr, 2021 @10:59 PM

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Alan Bennett’s 2020 diary reveals growing health struggles
At 86, the playwright says arthritis is increasingly restrictive, but also finds room for satirical jabs at Boris Johnson’s government and everyday comedy

Alison Flood

23, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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