By W. Somerset Maugham
Jam-packed with willing observations, autobiographical notes, and the seeds of a lot of Maugham's maximum works, A Writer's computing device is a distinct and exhilarating inspect a very good 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 striking profession as a author. overlaying the years from his time as a younger clinical scholar in London to a professional international tourist around the globe, it really is playful, sharp witted, and continuously revealing. definitely one among his most vital works, A Writer's Notebook is a needs to for Maugham lovers and an individual attracted to the artistic method.
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Then, he instructed me to jump into the police car and we drove fast to the police station. Dad drove slowly behind in our smashed up car. It took hours to make a statement and to write a detailed list of everything that had been stolen. After an hour, we were free to make our journey home. It was awful; the film was a distant memory. An icy chill blasted through the broken window and we sat pale and expressionless like two zombie ghosts. I had a sad, sinking sort of feeling. Why did the evening have to end like this?
The guest with the card ‘detective’ on it leaves the room. The lights are turned off. The guest with the card ‘murderer’ on it taps a guest and they fall down on the floor screaming. The lights go on. Now the detective has to interrogate all the people in the room, until he finds who did it. Can you name some famous detectives? Can you name a book, a film or a television programme featuring a famous detective? Write down what the plots are of these books or films. Write your own detective story.