Greetings from Hoxton Square where, as the daylight hours become fewer, we’re feeling rather autumnal and looking for suitable reading to while away the dark evenings. This week, we decided to escape somewhat dreary London by hopping aboard the Orient Express via Graham Greene’s Stamboul Train and be transported across Europe with a cast of unusual characters.
In her article in Slightly Foxed Issue No. 22, Frances Donnelly perfectly sums up why we continue to return to the captivating works of Graham Greene: ‘Even at the age of 12 I would have had a fairly accurate expectation of the likely outcome of the plot. Yet almost nothing you expect does actually happen.’
Please read on for an extract from Frances’s article together with a link to read the full article on the Slightly Foxed website, and for other adventurous and interesting book recommendations to browse at your leisure.
With best wishes, as ever, from the SF office staff
Hattie, Jess, Charlotte & India