In Search of a Beginning by Yvonne Cloetta
My Life with Graham Greene

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For more than 30 years, Yvonne Cloetta shared her life with Graham Greene. After years of tormented love affairs and dangerous exploits, the novelist found solace and understanding with this remarkable Frenchwoman, which assuaged his famously melancholic nature yet allowed him to create some of his greatest work. Greene knew that the time might come when Cloetta's privacy would be invaded, and his advice was to either refuse to speak or to tell the truth. This Cloetta has done, most eloquently, with the help of family friends and biographer Marie-Françoise Allain. What emerges is the most intimate and revelatory portrait of Greene that we have.
 

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Yvonne Cloetta was the longtime companion of Graham Greene. She died in 2001. Marie Françoise Allain is the author of The Other Man: conversations with Graham Greene.
 
Published April 1, 2005 by Bloomsbury UK. 209 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Cloetta was interviewed shortly before her death in 2001 by French journalist Allain, whose parents were friends of Greene’s.

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Offstage in all these books, but fairly well-concealed by Greene during his life, was his crucial relationship with Yvonne Cloetta, the HHK (Healthy, Happy Kitten) of the dedication to Travels With My Aunt, his lover and companion of 32 years who now says: 'My whole life with Graham was one long...

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In Search of a Beginning: My Life with Graham Greene by Yvonne Cloetta as told to Marie-Françoise Allain, translated by Euan Cameron 209pp, Bloomsbury, £16.99 In 1939 Graham Greene wrote to his brother Hugh: "A new shade for knickers and nightdresses has been named Brighton Rock by Peter Jone...

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If this is true (and Marie-Françoise Allain repeats it as gospel in these interviews with his mistressTo see the full article you need to subscribeThe Department of Energy & Climate Change - England - CompetitiveDepartment of Health - UK - CompetitiveDepartment of Health - UK - Salary - £63,000 p...

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