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The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

“In 1955 Somerset Maugham at the age of 81 was asked in a newspaper interview if he liked the idea of having his biography written.  No, he did not.  It would be a pointless exercise, in his view.  “The lives of modern writers are not interesting in themselves,” he said dismissively.  “A life of myself is bound to be dull… [and] I don’t want to be associated with dullness." In truth there was little danger of that.........

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BIOGRAPHIES by SELINA HASTINGS

Somerset

SOMERSET
MAUGHAM

Evelyn

EVELYN
WAUGH

Nancy

NANCY
MITFORD

Rosamond

ROSAMOND
LEHMANN