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Cakes and ale : or, The skeleton in the cupboard

Author: W Somerset Maugham
Publisher: London : William Heinemann Ltd., [1930]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cakes and Ale is a delicious satire of London literary society between the Wars. Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered when he is selected by Edward Driffield's wife to pen the official biography of her lionized novelist husband, and determined to write a bestseller. But then Kear discovers the great novelist's voluptuous muse (and unlikely first wife), Rosie. The lively, loving heroine once gave Driffield enough  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Somerset Maugham
OCLC Number: 2494047
Notes: First edition, first printing, first state. Stott, A 41.
Description: 3 preliminary leaves, 1-270 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: by W. Somerset Maugham.

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"Cakes and Ale is a delicious satire of London literary society between the Wars. Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered when he is selected by Edward Driffield's wife to pen the official biography of her lionized novelist husband, and determined to write a bestseller. But then Kear discovers the great novelist's voluptuous muse (and unlikely first wife), Rosie. The lively, loving heroine once gave Driffield enough material to last a lifetime, but now her memory casts an embarrissing shadow over his career and respectable image."--Amazon.

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