Travels With My Aunt
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

Travels With My Aunt


  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407086668


Travels With My Aunt Book Description :

Graham Greene proves a wonderful storyteller in this hilarious tale of the eccentricity of families and the pomposity of the middle class. Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel her way, Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay. Through Aunt Augusta, a veteran of Europe's hotel bedrooms, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society: mixing with hippies, war criminals, CIA men; smoking pot, breaking all the currency regulations and eventually coming alive after a dull suburban life. In Travels with my Aunt Graham Greene not only gives us intoxicating entertainment but also confronts us with some of the most perplexing of human dilemmas.

Travels with My Aunt
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

Travels with My Aunt


  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412849012


Travels with My Aunt Book Description :

The story of Henry Pulling, a retired and complacent bank manager, who meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral. She soon persuades Henry to abandon his dull suburban existence to travel her to Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay. Through Aunt Augusta, one of Greene's greatest comic creations, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society; mixes with hippies, war criminals, and CIA men; smokes pot and breaks all currency regulations.

Travels with My Aunt
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

Travels with My Aunt


  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504052559


Travels with My Aunt Book Description :

A retired London bank manager is yanked out of the suburbs by his eccentric aunt for a “cheerfully irreverent” romp across Europe (The Guardian). Now that the dullish Henry Pulling has left his job with an agreeable pension and a firm handshake, he plans to spend more time weeding his dahlias. Then, for the first time in fifty years, he sees his aunt Augusta at his mother’s funeral. Charging into her seventies with florid abandon, not a day of her life wasted, and her future as bright as her brilliant red hair, Augusta insists that Henry abandon his garden, follow her, and hold on tight. With that, she whisks her nephew out of Brighton and boards the Orient Express bound for Paris and Istanbul, then on to Paraguay, and down the rabbit hole of her past that swarms with swindlers, smugglers, war criminals, and rather unconventional lovers. With each new stop, Henry discovers not only more about his aunt and her secrets but also about himself as well. Pulsing with “the tragic and comic ironies of love, loyalty and belief” Graham Greene’s deceptive lark of novel was made into the 1972 film starring Maggie Smith (The Times, London).

Travels with My Aunt
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

Travels with My Aunt


  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Aunts
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 0140032215


Travels with My Aunt Book Description :

Greene's fine sense of humor is displayed in this warm and far-reaching comic novel, Travels with My Aunt, a bestseller when it appeared originally. At his mother's funeral, Henry Pulling, a stuffy, retired bank manager with an interest in dahlias, meets his Aunt Augusta. The indomitable Aunt Augusta pulls Henry along on a whirlwind adventure traveling with an old lover, Wordsworth; Curran, the founder of a doggies' church; O'Toole, the C.I.A. man obsessed by statistics and his counter-culture daughter; and old Mr. Visconti, who has been wanted by Interpol for twenty years. Henry describes their activities with shock and bewilderment, and finally with the tenderness, of a fellow traveler going their way. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Travels with My Aunt

Travels with My Aunt


  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release Date : 1996-12-23
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849437806


Travels with My Aunt Book Description :

Stage version of the popular novel, first performed at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow before two West End productions and one on Broadway, winning an Olivier award on the way.

Travels Without My Aunt
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Travels Without My Aunt


  • Author : Julia Llewellyn Smith
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: British
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0718142543


Travels Without My Aunt Book Description :

Julia Llewellyn-Smith - journalist, writer and interviewer of the famous - has set out on a fascinating project. Leaving her comfortable, urban, middle class professional life, she travelled alone to places in which order has broken down, places such as Zaire and Haiti, south-central Los Angeles and Moss Side in Manchester. She wanted to discover what it was like to live in such chaos, such unpredictability, such tension. Her style is light-hearted and deeply personal, and through her journey, she discovers what it is about civilization and an ordered society that is truly important to her - and to us.

Travels with My Aunt

Travels with My Aunt


  • Author : Giles Havergal
  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Aunts
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN 10 : 0871291371


Travels with My Aunt Book Description :

Greene's fine sense of humor is displayed in this warm and far-reaching comic novel, Travels with My Aunt, a bestseller when it appeared originally. At his mother's funeral, Henry Pulling, a stuffy, retired bank manager with an interest in dahlias, meets his Aunt Augusta. The indomitable Aunt Augusta pulls Henry along on a whirlwind adventure traveling with an old lover, Wordsworth; Curran, the founder of a doggies' church; O'Toole, the C.I.A. man obsessed by statistics and his counter-culture daughter; and old Mr. Visconti, who has been wanted by Interpol for twenty years. Henry describes their activities with shock and bewilderment, and finally with the tenderness, of a fellow traveler going their way. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Shadow of the Silk Road
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Shadow of the Silk Road


  • Author : Colin Thubron
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-29
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446499788


Shadow of the Silk Road Book Description :

A journey along the greatest land route on earth, from the master of travel writing Colin Thubron On buses, donkey carts, trains, jeeps and camels, Colin Thubron traces the drifts of the first great trade route out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey. Covering over 7000 miles in eight months Thubron recounts extraordinary adventures - a near-miss with a drunk-driver, incarceration in a Chinese cell during the SARS epidemic, undergoing root canal treatment without anaesthetic in Iran - in inimitable prose. Shadow of the Silk Road is about Asia today; a magnificent account of an ancient world in modern ferment. 'It is hard to think of a better travel book written this century' Times

My Aunt Came Back

My Aunt Came Back


  • Author : John M. Feierabend
  • Publisher : GIA Publications
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1579996809


My Aunt Came Back Book Description :

In this adaptation of a classic folksong, the narrator's aunt brings back various objects from her travels.

Monsignor Quixote
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Monsignor Quixote


  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409021001


Monsignor Quixote Book Description :

Driven away from his parish by a censorious bishop, Monsignor Quixote sets off across Spain accompanied by a deposed renegade mayor as his own Sancho Panza, and his noble steed Rocinante – a faithful but antiquated SEAT 600. Like Cervantes’s classic, this comic, picaresque fable offers enduring insights into our life and times.