Cakes and Ale

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 8, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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.  Wise, witty, deeply satisfying, Cakes and Ale is Maugham at his best.
 

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User Review  - Oandthegang - LibraryThing

Cakes And Ale by W Somerset Maugham The novel opens with the narrator, Willie Ashenden, considering the character and career of Alroy Kear, a man he has known for twenty years. Ashenden and Kear are ... Read full review

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User Review  - LadyoftheLodge - LibraryThing

Read this for the 2014 Category Challenge. It took me awhile to get into the writing style of the author. The flashbacks also threw me off until I figured it out. This is the story of a writer who is ... Read full review

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W. Somerset Maugham lived in France and England. He died in 1965.

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