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Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham
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Nov 14, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 1001-books, my-personal-heroines, books-about-sluts, favorites, anglophilia
Read in November, 2008 , read count: 1

I love books about sluts. And Rosie Driffield was a big ol' slut. Everyone who knows Rosie loves her. Everyone that doesn't know her hates her. She's a former barmaid and very much known for her promiscuity. Rosie slept with nearly every man that she met if she took the slightest liking to him, and she didn't feel even remotely bad about it. When Willie Ashenden was a boy, Rosie and her husband Edward befriended him. Many years later, he is asked to give his own personal recollections of Mr. Driffield, a known author of the time, to Alroy Kear who is also an author. Kear is writing a book on the late Mr. Driffield at the request of Edward's second wife. As Willie is reminiscing, he recalls his own affair with the lovely Rosie and comes to discover just how free she was with her favors.
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message 1: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. This review is hysterical. I really want to read this book now, lol.

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