W. Somerset Maugham: The Summing Up — A Memoir

“ This is not an autobiography nor is it a book of recollections. In one way and another I have used in my writings whatever has happened to me in the course of my life…”

In 1938 W. Somerset Maugham’s The Summing Up was published by Heinemann’s, with numerous re-printings ever since, with my yellowing Penguin paperback, printed in 1978, on the brink of giving up the ghost.