Curator Reviews

1969 Book Club

Greene described this book as “the only book I have written for the fun of it,” and it shows. Not unlike Auntie Mame, it involves a larger-than-life older woman and unabashed hedonist, Aunt Augusta, who takes her bourgeois nephew on a journey from London to Istanbul and beyond to South America. George Cukor turned it into a memorable movie featuring Maggie Smith as Augusta.

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