W. Somerset Maugham: At The Villa Mauresque

“ The French Riviera in the late 1920s was an enclave for British and American writers…”

Hand-coloured photo of Maugham in his 60s. Image: Tgumarov

W. Somerset Maugham was fifty-five in 1929 and to celebrate that particular birthday he decided to make one last trip to the Far East, but, after thinking about it, he decided he was too old and instead travelled around Greece, Egypt and Turkey. It was during this extended holiday that he also decided…

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