During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.
"No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene"
"Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature"
"Beautiful prose…melded with page-turning suspense… I defy anyone to read it without weeping"
Graham Greene worked in espionage for MI6, travelled the world and somehow found time to become one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. With 24 novels, short stories, poetry and two autobiographies under his belt, here's our list of his best books to start with.