W. Somerset Maugham

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Noun1.W. Somerset Maugham - English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)W. Somerset Maugham - English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
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Author Somerset Maughan said: "Dying is a very dull, dreary affair.
Sir Jay Tidmarsh, 82, came across the long-forgotten copy of Ashenden by W Somerset Maughan as he cleared out his shelves.
The wicker chairs, spinning fans and cool breeze conjure up images of the hotel in years gone by when it was a magnet for the world's 'literati' from Graham Greene to Somerset Maughan.
It tells an emotional story with reserve and dignity, just as Somerset Maughan did in his novel.
Somerset Maughan was as cynical as most, and had an eye for human failings.
The evidence that Winston Churchill should be included in a list of notable gays seems particularly tenuous, based on a rumour spread by Somerset Maughan that he once had a fling with actor Ivor Novello.
IN 1971 Susan Hill was awarded the Somerset Maughan prize for literature with her novel, I am the King of the Castle.
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