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Christmas Holiday
Author: W Somerset Maugham

ISBN: 9780099599937
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22 October 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.8 x 1.6
'All those people, they have a country, and in that country, homes; tomorrow they'll spend Christmas Day together, father and mother and children'

At the age of twenty-three, Charlie Mason is endowed with good looks, good manners and a happy disposition.

Following three years at Cambridge and one in his father's business, he is now looking forward to a jaunt in Paris with Simon Fenimore, his oldest friend. Yet Paris is not what he expects and his young eyes are opened to the horror and ugly drama of its underworld. Published before the outbreak of war in 1939, Christmas Holiday warns the complacent, insular British middle-class of the immense upheavals taking place on the Continent.

About the Author

W Somerset Maugham, famous as novelist, playwright and short-story writer, was born in 1874, and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with a view to practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, "Liza of Lambeth," published in 1897, won him over to le...

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