Afternoon Tea with Selina Hastings

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Wednesday 8 June

Cathedral Quarter Hotel, DE1 3JR

Ticket includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival. A scone and jam, a sandwich and tea and coffee will be served after the talk.

During much of his lifetime Somerset Maugham was the most famous writer in the world, selling millions of novels and short stories which were translated and filmed. Of Human Bondage became one of the most widely read novels of the 20th century. He seemed to know everyone, from Henry James to Winston Churchill and looked every inch the conventional English gentleman.

And yet conventional he was not. In Maugham’s outwardly respectable existence there was a great deal he was determined to keep hidden, and in the latter part of his life he did his utmost to make sure his privacy would remain intact. Only in recent years have the secrets of this extraordinary man’s life finally been revealed.

Please book by phone through QUAD on 01332 290606 by Tuesday 31 May.

Book Tickets

Derby Book Festival

31 May – 8 June 2019

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