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Barbara Flynn reads from Selina Hastings' biography of Somerset Maugham, which sheds new light on his complex character.

Still struggling to make ends meet, Maugham has a change of fortune when the manager of the Royal Court Theatre decides to stage his play, Lady Frederick.

Abridged by Libby Spurrier.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Wed 4 Nov 2009 00:30

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