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Monday, November 13, 2006

EverGreene Memory

"One day I saw Graham Greene, one of my favourite writers, checking into the InterContinental. We sat by the pool and Greene, then 81, drank one vodka after another. A Panamanian friend said, 'Graham, haven’t you had enough?' He held out his empty glass for a refill. The alcohol did not seem to have any effect on him and he could still walk at the end of our talk.

"As we said goodbye he told me that he had not done an interview since Auberon Waugh wrongly reported, some years before, that he had slept with a pistol under his pillow. "

- Matthew Campbell, in Nicaragua


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