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2018-03-17 :: Richard Shepherd // Berkhamsted
Vanishing Men

The rifle range on Berkhamsted Common: A journey with maps.

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Berkhamsted Rifle Range, May 2017, author for scale.

 

For a couple of years now I have helped my father, Brian Shepherd, lead a walk for the Graham Greene Festival. The walk tracks the Berkhamsted author over the common of his childhood and teases out references from Greene’s autobiographical writing and his fiction especially his later novel, The Human Factor (1978), which is partly set in Berkhamsted.

At one point in the walk we climb on to an earth mound and, after reading the appropriate GG reference, tell the … more ...

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