"A superb storyteller..he had a talent for depicting local colour, which he gathered at first hand; a keen sense of the dramatic; an eye for dialogue, and skill in pacing his prose - New York Times" "One of the most important British writers of the twentieth century" Daily Telegraph "Greene was a force beyond his books... The outsider, the dissenter, the spoiled priest, the failure, the classic underdog - out of characters such as these Greene made novels and stories which have enriched hundreds of thousands of readers" -- Melvyn Bragg
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The stories in this book, all written between 1929 and 1954, share the themes that feature so strongly in Graham Greene?s novels: humour and violence, pity and hatred, betrayal and pursuit. Comic, sad, shocking and tragic, they recount the tales of Mr. Maling?s loud stomach, destructive gangs of children, indiscretions revealed and secrets uncovered.
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