Sunday, May 4, 2014

Graham Greene - His Birthplace at Berkhamsted School

St John's House, Berkhamsted School
Graham Greene, (1904-1991), the writer, playwright and literary critic, was born in this house at Berkhamsted school. At the time his father was a teacher at the school, but later became headmaster. When Graham became thirteen he returned to St John's house as a boarder, living in a part of the building he had not known as a child.  He describes the horrors of the area reserved for the pupils in his biography A Sort of Life

1 comment:

  1. My only claim to fame re Graham Green was as a lad delivering his milk to his house, which I think was in Shooters Way, Berkhamsted, whilst earning a few pence helping the local milkman.


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