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public open days & exhibition in April



“Given to me by Mr Greene”

An exhibition of

The Cherry Record Collection of Josephine Reid’s papers and books relating to Graham Greene

Balliol College Historic Collections Centre, St Cross Church, St Cross Road, OX1 3UH

Sat 25 & Sun 26 April 2015

11am – 4pm both days

All welcome

Graham Greene attended Balliol College in the 1920s before embarking on a career as a writer and publisher. Josephine Reid was Greene’s secretary and literary typist from 1958 to 1992. Despite those 34 years working alongside him, she makes only a footnote appearance in his official biography. This public exhibition of her letters, books and papers from Graham Greene, showcased in Balliol’s award winning Historic Collection building, tells the story of how Josephine Reid put the secret into secretary and reveals the working practices of one of the twentieth-century’s best known writers.

Directions to St Cross Church

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