Connection: Evelyn Waugh

Brighton Rock, Graham Greene

Brighton was and still is a popular seaside resort in East Sussex on the south coast of England. But in the 1930s, beyond the glitzy tourist façade of the Palace Pier with its Royal Pavilion and amusements, lay tracts of shonky housing, dreary shopping precincts, industrial areas, and a racecourse that crawled with small time… Read more »

Graham Greene

Graham Greene (1904-1991) is regarded as one of the finest writers of the twentieth century. By the time he died he had produced more than fifty works. Among them were novels, travel books, plays, film scripts, critical essays and three autobiographical works.

A New Chapter, Nancy Mitford at Heywood Hill Bookshop

Heywood Hill Nancy Mitford began as an assistant at Heywood Hill bookshop in March 1942, at a modest salary of £3.10s a week, of which she needed every penny. Named after its owner, the Heywood Hill bookshop can still be found at 10 Curzon Street Mayfair. Back then it specialised in rare prints, Victorian toys,… Read more »