• "One of my favourite writers"

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • "The modern writer who has influenced me the most"

    George Orwell
  • "In his prime, he evolved a clear and effective prose style that achieved a quality possessed only by master story-tellers, making the reader greedy for more....From an era that produced George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells and John Galsworthy, Maugham is the great survivor"