Category Archives: Maugham, W. Somerset

A Secret I Am Unworthy to Share? W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

‘Take care the nuns don’t start converting you,’ said Waddington, with his malicious little smile. ‘They’re much too busy. Nor do they care. They’re wonderful and so kind; and yet — I hardly know how to explain it — there is a wall between them and me. I don’t know what it is. It is […]

W. Somerset Maugham, Cakes and Ale

Cakes and Ale is the latest reading selection for the Slaves of Golconda group. I think I read Of Human Bondage years ago, but I have no recollection of it, so at this point Cakes and Ale represents the sum total of my knowledge of W. Somerset Maugham’s oeuvre. Based on what I know about […]

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