Another holiday read.
I read this in two days while on holiday.
In the 1930s, a revolutionary teacher, Jean Brodie, uses unorthodox methods to teach the girls of her ‘Brodie Set’ about the world and about life.
“Don’t…Don’t bury me here. Take me home,”
“All those earls and dukes I refused. I always knew I’d find you one day,”
Maugham was so good at capturing human failings in his books. This book is multi-layered and interesting – you can’t just pin it down in one explanation. It’s the story of a shy man, Phillip Carey, who has a club foot and has to deal with the bondage that life brings – love, life, loss, death and money. There was a film made in the 1930s based on the book, starring Leslie Howard and Bette Davis.
I just couldn’t finish this book.