Travels With My Aunt : Book by Graham Greene

Travels With My Aunt

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ISBN: 9780099282587    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 272        Language: English
Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at his mother's funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, his dahlias...Read more
Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at his mother's funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel 'her' way, through Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay... Accompanying his aunt, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society: mixing with hippies, war criminals, CIA men; smoking pot, breaking all the currency regulations and eventually coming alive after a dull suburban lifetime.
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About the author: Graham Greene
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people... Read more
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'
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Review:
Rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings...the tragic and comic ironies of love, loyalty and belief" The Times "The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists -...Read more
Rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings...the tragic and comic ironies of love, loyalty and belief" The Times "The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists - V S Pritchett, The Times" "Funny and bizarre... This is a Greene with the lightest touches" -- Susan Hill The Lady "No serious writer of [the twentith century] has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than Graham Greene - Time
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