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He is fifty, but talks grandly of going to the front next February, and you are pretty
sure that in February he will talk of going in March. He spends his time chatting
with the guests and behind his own bar, where he can always be persuaded to ...
He talked a great deal, in fluent English, but with a strong accent. His hands were
... It was strange in that funny little hotel to hear him talk of Shakespeare and
Milton to the two men with whom he found himself sitting at table. They listened ...
I suppose it is not improper that they should gratify them, but I think they would do
better not to talk about it. He told me that his wife was rather silent and that he
wished he could get her to talk. "Good heavens," I said, "start reading a
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review