The physician-as-a-writer is an old story, predating the likes of Anton Chekov, Somerset Maugham, A J Cronin and other doctors who wrote prolifically, beyond prescriptions. Apollo, it is said, was the God of both Muse and Medicine, and therefore, it ... Economic Times, 1 week ago
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Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene penned works here, writes Wynne Gray. The gorgeous eateries at the Hotel Metropole have a distinct Vietnamese feel. Photo / Supplied A pair of elderly, gleaming Citroens stand guard on the pavement outside ...New Zealand Herald, 2 weeks ago
By KATE GETAO More by Is it possible that when novelist W. Somerset Maugham wrote that, If 50 million people say something foolish, it is still foolish, he was predicting the effect of the Internet upon human conversation? Maybe not. I am told ...Daily Nation, 1 month ago
"There are three rules for writing a novel," Somerset Maugham supposedly once said. But then he went on to add, "Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." David Mitchell's novels appear to have been written according to dozens of byzantine ...NPR, 1 month ago Teen Drama Occult Thriller Gritty War Epic Bone Clocks Is All Three Big News Network, 1 month ago
12:05 am Somerset Maugham once said that next to the children of the British Isles, Indian boys and girls showed a natural flair for English composition. The novelist should have added that the Indian school boy and girl also came very close to ...The Freepress Journal, 1 week ago
In an Op-Ed piece entitled "The Good Order," (NYT, 9/25/14), David Brooks bridges the gap between international and individual order, in comparing the discipline of creation to that of a superpower's obligation to keep chaos at bay. Brooks's primary ...Huffington Post, 14 hours ago
One of the great pleasures of my life is my book club. We call ourselves the Absentminded Book Club because... well actually none of us can remember. And no, I'm not kidding. You can see how the name fits. For the last 17 years now, I've gotten ...Huffington Post, 1 day ago
WE, THE dwindling number of loyal, ever hopeful Woody Allen fans, have become accustomed to being either delighted or disappointed by his annual attempts to restore his tarnished reputation as an individual and an innovative filmmaker. MAGIC IN ...BDlive, 2 days ago
It felt like a hairdryer at low speed blowing on my arm, but it was an exhalation from the trunk of a 6-month-old elephant at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka. The baby had a soft, fuzzy appearance but its hair felt wiry as it eagerly ...Miami Herald, 2 days ago
Traditional English afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok's Authors Lounge now comes with a generous serving of the hotel's unparalleled heritage. Guests savouring this grand institution are invited to enjoy a guided tour entitled The Oriental ...Travel News, 4 days ago Time For Tea And History At Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Travel News, 1 week ago The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok wins first place in Condé Nast awards Examiner.com, 3 weeks ago MANDARIN ORIENTAL : Bangkok's 'Legends of The Orient' 4 Traders, 1 month ago
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