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Hers were written in a queer mixture of French , German and English ; she
speaks English a little and French quite well , but the answers were written
entirely in English ; it was good English , but not an Englishman's English ,
flowery and ...
Are you English , by the way , or American ? ” “ English , " said Ashenden .
Ashenden was by nature a very shy person , and he had in vain tried to cure
himself of a failing that at his age was unseemly , but on occasion he knew how
to make ...
Caypor addressing her in English told her in his jovial way , as though she did
not know it already , what Ashenden had told him about himself . She listened
grimly . “ I think you told me you understood German , " said Caypor , his big red
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This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has put his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review
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It's easy to see why this one is considered an archetype of espionage fiction. The fact that the book was first published back in the late 1920s means that some of the dialogue and narrative will ... Read full review