Monday, 2 July 2012

Graham Greene in Bucharest

Graham Greene visited Communist Bucharest and, of course, admired the women. A shame he didn't set a novel here. Bucharest would have been a worthy addition to Greeneland. 

The baddie in Our Man in Havana gets sent to Bucharest at the very end of the book but the denouement of Stamboul Train takes place in Subotica in Yugoslavia and the Orient Express train in which the action takes place is the Ostend-Vienna Orient Express which ran through Belgrade and Sofia but not Bucharest.

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