Reviews

  • "Maugham teases out buried secrets as mesmerising as the heat and as menacing as the surrounding jungle"

    Observer
  • "If all else perish, there will remain a storyteller's world...that is exclusively and forever Maugham, a world of verandah and prahu which we enter as well as we do that of Conan Doyle's Baker Street, and with a happy and eternal homecoming"

    The Times
  • "Ideally you should listen to these stories lying in a long cane chair on the veranda of a dark bungalow sipping a gin and bitters - not that Maugham's writing needs any further atmospheric embellishment"

    Guardian