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His manner was pleasant and cordial . He asked Ashenden a good many
questions and then , without further to - do , suggested that he had particular
qualifications for the secret service . Ashenden was acquainted with several
In what manner you get them is no business of his . " “ That goes without saying .
There is only one thing I wish to make quite plain ; Mr. Somerville understands of
course that I have not accepted the mission with which you have entrusted me ...
Anastasia Alexandrovna had a flat in a retired spot and here he had meetings
with all manner of persons . Plans were drawn up . Measures were taken .
Ashenden argued , persuaded , promised . He had to overcome the vacillation of
one and ...
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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