ROBIN MAUGHAM

Author of The Wrong People

 

Robin Maugham wrote The Wrong People based on his own experiences, both in the UK and Morocco.

Robert Cecil Romer Maugham, 2nd Viscount Maugham (1916 –1981) - better known as Robin Maugham - trained as a barrister, served with distinction in the Second World War and is perhaps best known for writing the successful novella The Servant, which was famously filmed by Joseph Losey with Dirk Bogarde, James Fox and Sarah Miles.

Robin took the advice of his famous uncle Somerset when he wrote The Wrong People.


The book’s theme – a sexual predator living in Morocco tries to persuade an English schoolmaster to procure him a boy he can groom – was too shocking even for the “swinging” Sixties. Maugham published the book under a pseudonym.

 

But the revised 1970 edition, under his own name, was well received. “Grippingly told,” said the Sunday Times. “A gripping thriller,” agreed the Sunday Express.

His career saw him write more than 30 books including novels, travelogues, plays and biographical works.

 

Robin Maugham

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