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He is thin and lined, with grey hair cut very short. He looks like a fisherman in
some piece of realistic sculpture of the Hellenistic school. His dark face is
impassive. He makes strange rhythmical sounds by beating a gourd with his
hands and ...
The most noticeable thing about her was her voice, high, metallic and without
inflection; it fell on the ear with a hard monotony, irritating the nerves like the
clamour of a pneumatic drill. She was dressed in black, and wore round her neck
a thin ...
He was a very thin man, with a small head and grey hair; he wore spectacles and
was dressed in dirty pyjamas. He had a half-caste wife and three very fair, weedy
children. He was just recovering from a prolonged bout of drunkenness and ...
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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