Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham

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Re: Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham

Post by dsimpson on Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:27 pm

I seem to have missed the moment--that's what happens when you're a slow reader and take too long with a book! Since we picked this from the previous round should we start with a fresh list? And not sure who'd like to pick--or who hasn't done so in a while?

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Yonkers, the land of enchantment.

Post by Manigault on Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:46 pm

Stefanie wrote:It's on the Hudson River in New York. Not sure where it is in relation to New York City. It is a funny sounding name, isn't it? It has sort of a vulgar, working-class association to it too that makes it a perfect place for Rosie to wind up.

I'm a native of Yonkers. I'd say that description is about right. The name is a corruption of a Dutch term.

I don't know why she would be sitting around reading who landed in the boats entering the NYC harbors, but I guess she was bored.

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