By W. Somerset Maugham
Cakes and Ale is a scrumptious satire of London literary society among the Wars. Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered whilst he's chosen by means of Edward Driffield's spouse to pen the legitimate biography of her lionized novelist husband, and decided to write down a bestseller. yet then Kear discovers the good novelist's voluptuous muse (and not likely first wife), Rosie. The full of life, loving heroine as soon as gave Driffield adequate fabric to final a life-time, yet now her reminiscence casts an embarrassing shadow over his occupation and decent photograph. clever, witty, deeply fulfilling, Cakes and Ale is Maugham at his most sensible.
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