Tags » Somerset Maugham

Ian Fleming's Thrilling Cities: Tokyo

Article by Graham M. Thomas

Is there a more thrilling city than Tokyo? Today it would certainly come near the top of many people’s bucket list and, from a personal perspective, it comes top of mine. 2,447 more words

You Only Live Twice

Everyone is singular

She eats alone tonight. The steam of a single hot pot of broth, vegetables and meat rises, clouding her face. He eats alone at another table. 327 more words


Maugham's last play - Sheppey!

Somerset Maugham was a famous playwright who only eventually found further fame as a novelist and most importantly as a short story writer. His plays specialized a genre of social comedies with witty lines and a modern take on battle of sexes, cross cultural mores and the moral dilemmas faced by the average Joe.

601 more words
Book Reviews

Want to Make Progress? Drop These 9 Habits (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 365)

“The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.”
— Leo Aikman

At the beginning of a new year, many people set new goals for themselves or create resolutions that they intend to keep. 858 more words


BOOKISH FINDS: Christmas Gifts

So my To Be Read pile has gotten bigger again… but it’s not my fault if people buy me books. Although, I did ask for some of them. 593 more words

Bookish Finds

Arrange the Sentences


“All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary — it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.”

— Somerset Maugham
Hooked On Quotes


Airmail pens are made at Airmail House, Ville Parle E, Mumbai. I have visited the factory and  also chatted with the manager of the factory, but all that was long ago, about two years. 146 more words

Eye Dropper