A celebrated collection of stories from one of the most important British writers of the twentieth century.
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.
"A superb storyteller..he had a talent for depicting local colour,
which he gathered at first hand; a keen sense of the dramatic; an
eye for dialogue, and skill in pacing his prose - New York
"One of the most important British writers of the twentieth century" * Daily Telegraph *
"Greene was a force beyond his books... The outsider, the dissenter, the spoiled priest, the failure, the classic underdog - out of characters such as these Greene made novels and stories which have enriched hundreds of thousands of readers" -- Melvyn Bragg