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Cakes and Ale (Vintage Classics)
by William Somerset Maugham | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingcally-cwing of Alfreton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 05, 2007
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by davemurray101): to be read


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingcally-cwing from Alfreton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 05, 2007

8 out of 10

same book - different cover

Amazon Synopsis:
Somerset Maugham's satirical novel caused a storm of controversy when it was first published. It is a story of literary poseurs and a study of freedom, in which Maugham traces the fortunes of Edward Driffield and his extraordinary wife, Rosie.

I liked this one, much easier to read than I was expecting. Liked the representation of the classes & their associated snobbery. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingcally-cwing from Alfreton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 08, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I am offering this as a ray.
Participants:

fushmush (UK - EU pref)
jellyfish67 (UK - EU pref) ...(here)
HerbertLooby (UK - UK pref)
Caroley (UK - Int'l)
voveryte (UK - Int'l)
Gooby (Aus - Aus pref)
cat207 (Aus)
davemurray101 (Aus - Int'l)
Bug2004 (US - US)
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingcally-cwing at Post Office, to first person on bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 16, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/16/2009 UTC) at Post Office, to first person on bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to fushmush. 


Journal Entry 4 by fushmush from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, January 19, 2009

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Received today. I have 2 bookrays ahead of it. 


Journal Entry 5 by fushmush from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Starting this one now. Sorry for the delay. 


Journal Entry 6 by fushmush from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Friday, March 06, 2009

7 out of 10

An enjoyable read. Pokes fun at class society in England and the (hypocritical) snobbery that comes with it. There were a few giggle-worthy lines.

Supposedly it's actually about Thomas Hardy and Hugh Walpole.

Sorry for having this one for so long. It's now on its way to jellyfish67. 


Journal Entry 7 by fushmush at sent to the the next bookcrosser, Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 06, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (3/6/2009 UTC) at sent to the the next bookcrosser, Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to the next bookcrosser. 


Journal Entry 8 by jellyfish67 from Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Friday, March 13, 2009

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Arrived safely yesterday. 


Journal Entry 9 by jellyfish67 at Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Friday, April 22, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (4/21/2011 UTC) at Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom

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Sorry for the late release, now on it's way to Birmingham. 


Journal Entry 10 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Received today thanks 


Journal Entry 11 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, May 07, 2011

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This was an easy enough read but not one that I loved. It was ok but I just didn't find it interesting enough to hold my attention for long.
I'm happy to have ticked another one off the list though so thanks for starting the ring Cally.

I've already asked for and received voveryte's address so will be posting this on asap. 


Journal Entry 12 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, May 15, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (5/15/2011 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Posted 2nd class. 


Journal Entry 13 by voveryte at Rotherhithe, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Thanks Caroley for sending this to me!
Looking forward to reading it soon! 


Journal Entry 14 by voveryte at Rotherhithe, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, September 26, 2011

5 out of 10

Finished the book... Overall I can say I am pleased I had a chance to read this book, but it lost me several times, to be honest...

Anyway, thanks for a chance to read it and I'm going to post it as soon as I get Gooby's address 


Journal Entry 15 by voveryte at Rotherhithe, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 04, 2012

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Sorry for keeping this one for so long...
Gooby not answering PM's, so on it's way to cat207! Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 16 by cat207 at Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Arrived in today's mail. Thank you voveryte, and thank you cally-c for sharing. 


Journal Entry 17 by cat207 at Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Sunday, February 19, 2012

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Finally finished this one - been a bit distracted from my reading time of late. I'll wait until I've read 'The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano' and send them both on to Dave together.

 


Journal Entry 18 by cat207 at Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Heading off to DaveMurray101 along with 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano'. 


Journal Entry 19 by davemurray101 at Maryville, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Arrived today. Thanks to Cally-C and Cat207. 


Journal Entry 20 by davemurray101 at Maryville, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

7 out of 10

it's not quite Aldous Huxley but definitely a good example of the language and themes of the 1920s and '30s. Thanks again to Cally-c and posting on to Bug2004 as soon as I confirm an address. 




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