A new biography of famed British author Somerset Maugham explores his complicated love life and defends his literary genius.
Somerset Maugham is one of those authors now more read about than read.
“Valentino: Master of Couture” opens Thursday at Somerset House in London.
9c., Sumor sæton, from Old English sumorsæta, short for *sumorton sæte "the people who live at (or depend upon) Somerton," a settlement attested from 8c. (Sumertone), literally "summer settlement." In 12c. it begins to be clearly meant as a place-name (Sumersetescir) not a collective name for a set of people.