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Beauty and misfortune

"Lovely women usually marry trivial men because smart guys shy away from belles," said W. Somerset Maugham. The whimsical writer must have had a not too attractive wife as it sounds like his comment came from an envious mind. He was a homosexual ... Korea Times, 1 month ago
Nyasa Times

A few questions: Muckraking on Malawi Pres Mutharika's declared wealth

If it is necessary sometimes to lie to others, it is always despicable to lie to oneself -W. Somerset Maugham Does anyone out there really believe Prof. Peter Arthur Mutharika was a billionaire in any currency before he became His Excellency the ...
 Nyasa Times1 week ago
Capital Bay

A rare glimpse at the colourful colonial life of Singapore's infamous Raffles Hotel

Famous guests include Liz Taylor, Charlie Chaplin and Somerset Maugham Hotel opened in 1887 and became a much loved British colonial bolt-hole In 1902 a tiger apparently got into the billiards room and hid under a table It's head bartender Ngiam ...
 Capital Bay2 weeks ago
Property Observer

Tweet of the day: W Somerset Maugham joins Twitter via enthusiast Neil Jenman

"Ideas, suggestions and comments welcome," he advised . The twitter page comes with Jenman's Blue Mountains district home study (pictured below) lined with the works of his favourite novelist that he has been collecting since 1976. ...
 Property Observer1 month ago

'I borrowed this library book 65 years ago - here's £1,500 to cover the fine'

Sir James Tidmarsh, 82, paid up to Taunton School after finding the long-forgotten copy of Ashenden by W. Somerset Maugham as he was clearing his shelves PA Better late than never: Sir James Tidmarsh with the book he returned to his old ...
 Irish Mirror1 month ago 'I borrowed this library book 65 years ago - here's £1,500 to cover the fine'  Mirror Uk1 month ago

A taste of the old country

SOMEHOW it sounds just a little Somerset Maugham-ish when you bark "Serangoon Road, please" at the Singapore taxi driver. Serangoon Road is the main thoroughfare of Little India, the former Tamil settlement east of the Singapore River that has to be ...
 BDlive2 months ago

Gallery: Cars Technica visits Monaco, a car nerd's nirvana

MONACO, France—"A sunny place for shady people." That's how writer Somerset Maugham described the French Riveria early in the last century, and the description seems particularly apt for Monaco, a little principality that sits on the coast near ...
 ArsTechnica2 months ago
Epoch Times

Myanmar: Top 10 Places You Must See

Even before the days of British colonialism and the exotic east writings of luminaries like Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and George Orwell, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) had long been a place of mystery and allure. With its legendary ...
 Epoch Times2 months ago

Firefly Press Acquires Children's Book By Horatio Clare

Penny Thomas, Publisher at Wales-based children's and YA publisher Firefly Press has acquired World English Language rights in AUBREY AND THE TERRIBLE YOOT, the first children's book from award-winning author Horatio Clare from Zoe Waldie at Rogers, ...
 Booktrade - Book2Book6 days ago
Daily Maverick

Moments in time: Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore

For three decades, travelling around, into and out of Southeast Asia, J. BROOKS SPECTOR and his family passed through Singapore numerous times. One of his children was even born there. This gave him a chance to see Singapore's evolution under the ...
 Daily Maverick1 week ago
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