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Escape From The Shadows is the 1972 autobiography of Robin Maugham, later the 2nd Viscount Maugham.
The title refers to three huge shadows over Maugham’s life: his famous father, Frederick Herbert Maugham, his uncle, W. Somerset Maugham, and his homosexuality.
The first part of the book concentrates on Maugham’s school days at Highfield House and Eton College. After his school days, Maugham lives predominantly as a homosexual with a preference for boys aged at least 16, including rent boys, and never engaging in sexual activities with under-age boys.