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BBC Mexico correspondent Katy Watson follows Greene's 1938 travels around Mexico. These inspired a travelogue, The Lawless Roads and the novel The Power and the Glory.

To complement BBC Radio 4's season of Graham Greene dramas, BBC Mexico correspondent, Katy Watson, follows Graham Greene's 1938 travels around Mexico. Greene was drawn to Mexico to be 'a spectator of history' following a period of intense religious persecution by the authorities.

Like Greene, Katy travels to the states of Tabasco and Chiapas where, in the 1920s and '30s, churches had been burned to the ground, religious images destroyed, and priests forced to renounce their faith and marry, flee or face the firing squad. Greene's journey inspired a travelogue, The Lawless Roads, and the novel that many consider his masterpiece - The Power and the Glory.

Readings by James Lailey
Produced by Emma Harding.

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Mon 1 Aug 2016 09:30