" I have learnt from experience that when a book makes a sensation it is just as well to wait a year before you read it. It is astonishing how many books then you need not read at all."W. Somerset Maugham: The Voice of the TurtleWish I had read this advice before reading all those … Continue reading WORDS OF WISDOM FROM W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Virendranath Chattopadhaya, the younger brother of the Nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu, came from an influential Bengali family settled in the state of Hyderabad. A man with a flair for languages (According to Wikipedia, he knew more than 12 languages), Chatto (as he was fondly called) was also a man devoted to the cause of … Continue reading Forgotten Book: Somerset Maugham’s Ashenden (1928)
It's strange that soon after going through Margot's post on novels with a compressed time span, I should find myself reading a book which spans just two days with the main action taking place one night when things simply spiral out of control, changing lives forever.William Somerset Maugham's Up at the Villa begins with a … Continue reading Forgotten Books: Up at the Villa by Somerset Maugham.