"Maugham was one of the great masters of clever narrative and construction" -- Allan Massie Sunday Herald "A formidable talent, a formidable sum of talents" Spectator "It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham... He was always so entirely there" -- Gore Vidal
About the Author
W. Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He began to study medicine in London but quit to focus exclusively on writing. In 1926 he bought a house in Cap Ferrat, France, which was to become a meeting place for a number of writers, artists and politicians. He died in 1965.