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Kathleen

I admire how you find time to read so much and knit those wonderful socks!
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Cornflower

Well, Kathleen, I love doing them! I read before breakfast, then later in the day if I can, and always before I go to sleep. The socks get a few rounds in the evening usually. I wish I were faster at both reading and knitting, though!

Mystica

I’ve heard of this one, not read it though.

Cornflower

I wonder how much Maugham is read nowadays, e.g. I doubt this book is on any school curriculum as I believe it used to be.

Catherine

Thank you for the heads up to Maugham.It’s years since I read him.Way back when my children were small we would walk to the library in a little park.While they perused the book box I hovered by the nearest shelves!
On offer was H.E.Bates and Anita Brookner, middle shelf was W.S.Maugham and below Nevil Shute.I have recently reread my Vintage Shute so now I’m taking a lead from you and I’m a few chapters in ‘Of Human Bondage’. Looking forward to more.

Cornflower

That's great, Catherine!
Bates and Brookner are very much worth a re-read, Shute I've yet to read.
My husband, meanwhile, is galloping through the Maugham!

Dark Puss

"I wonder how much Maugham is read nowadays ..." I suspect you are correct in guessing very little. Although I am very aware of his existence, so far I have not (to my knowledge) read anything by him. I had to look up Bildungsroman as my knowledge of German is virtually zero!

Cornflower

Mr. C. has just this afternoon finished the book and he was as impressed by it as I was. Maugham is definitely worth trying!

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