Up At The Villa

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Random House, Nov 10, 2009 - Fiction - 128 pages
2 Reviews
Mary Panton walls up her desires in a beautiful villa high up in the hills above Florence, as she calmly contemplates her disastrous marriage. But a single act of compassion begins a nightmare of violence that shatters her serenity. She turns for help to the notorious Rowley Flint, and through him comes to realise that to deny love, with all its passions and risks, is to deny life itself.

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User Review  - Lynne Spreen - Goodreads

Very much enjoyed this short book, which I read in one night. The settings are lush, dialogue snappy, and the characters realistic and strong. The plot and writing are compelling. I enjoyed it because ... Read full review

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User Review  - Derek Emerson - Goodreads

While a big fan of Maugham, this short novel presents a rather melodramatic and difficult to buy plot. Add in some rather unappealing characters and there is not much to recommend. I'm sure I could ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

William Somerset Maugham, famous as novelist, playwright and short-story writer, was born in 1874, and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with a view to practising medicine, but left to focus exclusively on writing. In 1927, he settled in the south of France, and lived there until his death in 1965.

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