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Gradually the vegetation stops and you come to the lava field, grey, dead, silent;
here no plants grow and no birds sing; you see the smoke rising, here and there
thickly, in other places ascending thin and straight like the smoke from a cottage ...
He is a thin man, with a peaked face and thinning short red hair. He talks with a
Scottish accent in a very low, quiet voice. He is a precise, rather pedantic little
man. ft Sharp. An engineer, formerly in the U.S. Navy. He is married to a half-
caste in ...
Then he came in, a tall thin man with white hair, a sallow dark skin and a flat nose
. He talked a great deal in a loud rasping voice ; he seemed to like the sound of it.
He spoke in a formal elaborate way, using in conversation words which we are ...
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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