Cakes and Ale - eBook  -     By: W. Somerset Maugham
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Vintage / 2012 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Vintage
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780307816177
ISBN-13: 9780307816177
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

Cakes and Ale is a delicious satire of London literary society between the Wars. Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered when he is selected by Edward Driffield's wife to pen the official biography of her lionized novelist husband, and determined to write a bestseller. But then Kear discovers the great novelist's voluptuous muse (and unlikely first wife), Rosie. The lively, loving heroine once gave Driffield enough material to last a lifetime, but now her memory casts an embarrissing shadow over his career and respectable image.  Wise, witty, deeply satisfying, Cakes and Ale is Maugham at his best.

Author Bio

W. Somerset Maugham lived in France and England. He died in 1965.

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"[Maugham] is a master for creating the appetite for information, of withholding it until the right moment, and then providing it surprisingly."  --Evelyn Waugh

"Maugham is a catty delight." --The Boston Globe

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