Private: Mistress’ book recalls relationship with Graham Greene

A book of conversations with Yvonne Cloetta, Graham Greene’s mistress of more than 30 years, will appear this year:

In Search of a Beginning is a series of conversations she had — just before her death in 2001 — with family friend and biographer Marie-Françoise Allain about her life with the famous novelist.

What emerges is the most intimate portrait of Greene we have. Rescuing him from posthumous detractors, Yvonne reveals the considerate, jovial and tender side of the private Greene.

(Via Golden Rule Jones, where the choice of translator is applauded.)