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date: 26 November 2020

Maugham, W(illiam) Somerset (1874–1965) 

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
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British novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was made a CH in 1954.Maugham was born in Paris, where his father was legal adviser to the British embassy, and he spent his childhood in France, speaking French as his first language. When his parents died he was sent to England and King's School, Canterbury: his delicate health and pronounced stammer made this an unhappy time for him. After a spell at Heidelberg University and a holiday on the French Riviera, recovering from suspected tuberculosis, he became a medical student at St Thomas's Hospital, London (... ...

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