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Cakes and ale, or, the skeleton in the cupboard

W. Somerset Maugham

Cakes and ale, or, the skeleton in the cupboard

by W. Somerset Maugham

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Published by Folio Society in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementmonotypes by Dodie Masterman.
ContributionsFolio Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination187p. :
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20783269M

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FREE Delivery on orders over £ Details/5(75). Cakes and Ale: Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard by W. Somerset Maugham My rating: 3 of 5 stars Alroy Kear has been asked by the widow of Edward Driffield to write her late husband's biography, and he asks the narrator, fellow writer Willie Ashenden, for some information about obscure parts of Driffield's life that Ashenden knew something about.

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Somerset (William Somerset), Publication date Book Drive Edition Large print ed. External-identifier urn:oclc:record Pages: Signed limited edition of Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham. Octavo, pp, full morocco (white spine, navy blue boards), gilt band.

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