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Handmaid Tells

Dissident Voice 04 Dec 2023
Those who know, know. Those who don’t know, need to be told. I am infected. I am a carrier. I am contagious. I didn’t realize it myself, at first. And then, when I became aware, I was afraid. It made me different. I wanted to hide it. I tried to hide it. I wasn’t sure I wanted anyone else to know. I didn’t know what they would think ... F ... Poe ... Somerset Maugham ... .
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Weekend Read: From Maugham to Manipulation — Tan Twan Eng’s artful narrative

Gulf News 26 Nov 2023
Somerset Maugham at the waterfront residence of his friend Robert Hamlyn and his wife Lesley. Maugham, a central figure in the story, seeks respite from his physically demanding travels across Asia and an escape from his London wife, whom he regrets marrying ... Maugham suspects ...
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Books of the year 2023

New Statesman 24 Nov 2023
Nicola Sturgeon. The Wren, The Wren (Jonathan Cape) is Anne Enright at her lyrical, storytelling best ... I also loved In the Blink of an Eye by Jo Callaghan (Simon & Schuster) ... The House of Doors by Tan Twan Eng (Canongate), set in Penang in the early decades of the 20th century, contains a memorable portrait of Somerset Maugham as a house-guest.
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Maestro cast: Meet the renowned actors, including Bradley Cooper and Maya Hawke and how they compare...

The Daily Mail 23 Nov 2023
Montealegre appeared in various stage plays and dramas on screen, including a 1945 CBS teleplay based on Somerset Maugham's novel Of Human Bondage, in which she starred as Mildred ... Her most famous appearances on-screen include a role Mildred Rodgers in an adaptation of Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage.
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Who is Leonard Bernstein

The Daily Mail 22 Nov 2023
Biopic ... The Costa Rican appeared in various stage plays and dramas on screen, including a 1945 CBS teleplay based on Somerset Maugham's novel Of Human Bondage, in which she starred as Mildred ... Of this ten, she famously appeared as Mildred Rodgers in an adaptation of Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage, according to the Leonard Bernstein Office ... 1962 ... .
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I'm Sorry, Prime Minister, I Can't Quite Remember

British Theatre Guide 16 Nov 2023
Jonathan Lynn. Built By Barn in association with Bob and Marianne Benton and Mark Goucher Production. Theatre Royal Bath. – ... Share ... Clive Francis, who first performed at Theatre Royal Bath almost forty years ago (and returns in January in Somerset Maugham’s The Circle), looks as fresh as he probably was when he guest starred in Yes, Minister.
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Of love and betryal in Malaysia

Republican American 14 Nov 2023
In the 1920s, novelist William Somerset Maugham was at the height of his success ... Maugham was a popular guest in what was then known as the Federated Malay States, until he ruffled society feathers by using the gossip of the upper-class British he encountered as the basis for his 1926 story collection “The Casuarina Tree.”.
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Between regret and revenge

Deccan Herald 11 Nov 2023
At the centre is the cynical writer-physician-traveller William Somerset Maugham, who visits Robert and Lesley Hamlyn in 1921, with his secretary/young, secret lover, Gerald Haxton ... Maugham was known for his sharp eye and his knack for finding the secrets behind one’s silence.
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When the World’s Most Famous Writer Visits a Hotbed of Amorous Intrigue

New Yorker 06 Nov 2023
Tan Twan Eng’s novel “The House of Doors” reimagines W. Somerset Maugham’s adventures in Penang and conjures a set of secrets behind a classic story ... .
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The business of mining literary estates is booming

Economist 03 Nov 2023
LORD BYRON intended to publish his memoir, but his literary executor burned it instead. T.S. Eliot is thought never to have wanted songs made about his cats. Terry Pratchett, a British fantasy writer, had imagination ... Its portfolio now includes works of classic writers, such as Langston Hughes, Somerset Maugham and Georges Simenon ... ■ .
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From the Boston Book Festival: Tan Twan Eng on Defiance and the Power of Stories

The Harvard Crimson 31 Oct 2023
Willie Maugham said that to me, many years ago.” ... Somerset Maugham’s two-week stay with his ‘secretary’ and longtime clandestine love, Gerald Haxton, at the stately waterfront home of an old friend from London ... Drawing upon Maugham’s short story “The Letter” and the trial of Ethel ...
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Patrick Leigh Fermor book sparks Spanish craze for travel writing

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Oct 2023
The British war hero and writer Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor charmed everybody he met, from strangers hiking on mountain paths to the German general he kidnapped on Crete ... His amorous entanglements led Somerset Maugham — who was not captivated by him — to dub him “a middle-class gigolo for upper-class women” ... Spain ... OSCAR GONZALEZ/NURPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES ... .
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The Guardian view on the legacy of Judith Kerr: a cat, a rabbit and a tiger that romp on

The Observer 23 Oct 2023
vanishingly few. Kerr died in 2019. Were she alive, she would be 100 years old ...Look at the tiger who came to tea – it’s not really a tiger at all,” she said in 2008 ... A precocious talent, recognised with a Somerset Maugham award for his first short story collection, matured into pioneering scriptwriting for television, film and radio ... A Space Odyssey ... .
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Review: In colonial-era Malaysia, love and betrayal drive Booker Prize contender 'House of Doors'

Hastings Tribune 18 Oct 2023
In the 1920s, novelist William Somerset Maugham was at the height of his success ... Maugham was a popular guest in what was then known as the Federated Malay States, until he ruffled society feathers by using the gossip of the upper-class British he encountered as the basis for his 1926 story collection "The Casuarina Tree.".
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'The House of Doors' offers an ingenious twist, exploring how literature works magic

National Public Radio 18 Oct 2023
The writer W. Somerset Maugham plays a central role Tan Twan Eng's entrancing new novel that encompasses at-the-time risky interracial and homosexual love stories and a scandalous murder trial. (Image credit. Bloomsbury Publishing) ....

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