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By W. Somerset Maugham

Full of prepared observations, autobiographical notes, and the seeds of lots of Maugham's maximum works, A Writer's workstation is a distinct and exhilarating check out an exceptional writer's brain at work. From approximately 5 a long time, Somerset Maugham recorded an intimate magazine. In it we see the budding of his incomparable imaginative and prescient and his awesome occupation as a author. overlaying the years from his time as a younger clinical pupil in London to a professional international visitor world wide, it's playful, sharp witted, and consistently revealing. absolutely one in every of his most vital works, A Writer's Notebook is a needs to for Maugham fanatics and somebody attracted to the artistic method.

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Com 35 Name __________________________ Absolutely Perfect Rory Stevenson woke to the sounds and smells of a summer morning: birds chirping in the apple tree outside the window, the hum of a street-paving machine with its licorice smells of hot tar and gravel, the rumble of the Greyhound bus pulling away from Hanson’s General Store two blocks over. It was the start of another perfect day in Greentown — too perfect, really. Rory had been bothered by the town’s perfection ever since the Stevenson family had moved there a year and a half ago.

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Last year you broke your foot the day before soccer camp. Last month you borrowed the neighbor’s riding lawn mower and drove into the back of his new car. It has been a tough life. ” You are sitting backstage getting powder daubed on your shiny forehead and feeling nervous. Suddenly the door opens. It’s Amber Wholesome, who directs guests on stage and helps them off when their segment is over. “We’re ready for you now,” she says. You take one last look in the mirror at a very pale you, then follow Amber down the hallway into the bright lights.

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