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Of Human Bondage

The semi-autobiographical novel “Of Human Bondage” by Somerset Maugham, tells the story of Phillip Carey, an orphan raised by his conservative aunt and uncle, who escapes to Europe, trains as an artist before returning to London to qualify as a doctor. 308 more words

Narrative And Truth

Ashenden, or the British Agent

One unexpected pleasure of this project is delving into books written by authors I know by reputation, but never got around to reading. And so I welcome Somerset Maugham into my realm. 376 more words

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Interview & Giveaway: Prashant Pinge, Author of Sceadu

Everyone, please welcome Prashant Pinge to the blog today! We chat about fantastical creatures and great hero duos! If you want to check out the awesome giveaway (ebooks & gift card!) scroll to the bottom for all the info. 963 more words


James Holden: Locked In

This post was inspired by the picture to the left, which came from a random image generator at www.writingexercises.co.uk It’s the second piece that I’ve written – you can find the first, called The Ticket, … 900 more words

James Holden

Christmas Holiday by W. Somerset Maugham

A classic 1930’s Maugham drama. Twenty-three year old British college grad, Charley Mason, gets an expense paid Christmas vacation to Paris from his proud parents. ★★★

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La Nouvelle

I am currently taking classes at a French school and for my extra module I unsurprisingly chose literature.

Our homework this week was to write a short story ( 350 more words


Quotable Quotes #1

“You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.” -Doris Lessing

“Never write about a place until you’re away from it, because that gives you perspective.” … 74 more words