• I picked it up and couldn't put it down.

    Alexander McCall Smith, Mail on Sunday
  • Magnificent

  • From an era that produced George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells and John Galsworthy, Maugham is the great survivor

  • If anyone deserves resuscitation, he does... As a teenager, I read and reread my sister's long shelf of Maughams. What I enjoyed was their atmosphere: the brooding, sensual, sinister mood of exotic locations, where his characters seemed always on the verge of mania and where no-one behaved nearly so well as they were expected to

    Rosemary Goring, Herald

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