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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.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1237 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; New Ed edition (2 Oct. 2010)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044XV5QC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

WELL WRITTEN OF COURSE

 on 28 June 2018
By Books R Best
This was our book club choice and an author I’ve not read for many years. I liked the story in general but the end was a little rushed and the one thing most readers might have guessed was simply stated at the end with no real explanation which is why I’ve only awarded it 4 stars. I love the concept of a new and exciting life after the age of retirement and Greene pokes fun at the naivety of a boring man chained to a desk for decades.

Graham Greene dabbles in comedy

 on 22 June 2015
By James Brydon
Graham Greene will never be remembered as a great comic novelist. He was certainly adept at creating potentially humorous situations. In ‘Our Man in Havana’, for example, Wormald, an impecunious vacuum cleaner salesman is recruited as a low key agent to forward reports to MI6 about life in Castro’s Cuba. Realising that he might be able to generate a decent income from this, Wormald pretends to have recruited his own sub-network of agents and submits fictitious reports, only to be appalled to find that the events he has imagined began really to happen.

Brilliant writing

 on 23 October 2008
By Sally Wilton
Travels with my aunt is a fabulous book that should encourage anyone embarking on the 2nd half of their life that many adventures, romance and travel can and will happen if you want it too and have the energy to carry it through.

Around the world in eighty lays

 on 11 June 2013
By Gs-trentham
Graham Greene claims this to be the only book he wrote “for fun.” No good complaining this isn’t Brighton Rock or any of the author’s novels of relgious introspection, fine though many of them are. This is a romp with little serious intent, though a few sideswipes at the CIA and the church in its various manifestations are not resisted.

Wonderful

 on 5 November 2017
By Amazon Customer
A recommendation and I was hooked from the first few pages. A hilarious tale of a man with few expectations of life who suddenly encounters his aunt – someone with a very colourful past and present, and she turns his life upside down. Graham Greene is now on my list of authors to explore further.

Greene’s talent for comedy

 on 19 July 2017
By colinr
Very funny. Staid nephew meets long-lost unconventional ‘aunt’ and they go travelling together – mmm…might not sound that great, but one of Greene’s best tales, and a reminder of his talent for comedy.

Called a classic for a reason – brilliant!

 on 19 July 2017
By Ms J Hamilton
A real classic, great story with perhaps a predictable ending but lovely none the less. Beautifully written

… read this – but unfortunately this is still the best I have read of this man so far

 on 30 July 2015
By T. Jacobs
Devoured 2 further books of Greene after having read this – but unfortunately this is still the best I have read of this man so far. Good old fashioned ”o no..” adventure featuring an eccentric old lady and her Kafka-esque/trapped nephew. I wish I had an aunt like that, and Mr. Greene genuinely knows how to make his characters very familiar and lovable. Funny and endearing novel.

A modern classic

 on 13 March 2015
By PT
I first read this as a teenager and just regarded it as amusing, but it meant much more to me now. Whimsical, somewhat dated and utterly non-PC as it is completely of its time, it reflects the attitudes prevalent in post-War Britain and pokes gentle fun at the pompous ‘middle’ class. The central character is thrown into a voyage of self-discovery and begins to grow up – at last! Magic Greene.
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