“Travels with my aunt”, by Graham Greene

I am listening to “Travels with my aunt” by Graham Greene at the moment and I would recommend it highly.

It is beautifully written in the unique Graham Greene style and is tremendously entertaining, and uproariously funny in places. The narration by Tim Pigott-Smith adds greatly to the enjoyment as he is superb at the different voices required, including Aunt Augusta, the stiff retired bank manager Henry Pulling, and the policeman, Chief Inspector Sparrow.

I am also reading another of Greene’s works on my Kindle: “The Ministry of Fear”. 

And I have previously read “Brighton Rock”, “The Quiet American”, “The End of the Affair”, “The Power and the Glory”, and “Our Man in Havana”.

If you love the English language, you will love Greene’s economical, laconic, very British style of writing. All of his books are superbly readable and accessible and an easy read if you have previously ploughed some heavier book which is rated as a “classic”, whatever that means.

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