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... the pretext that he was writing a book he could without attracting attention visit
any neutral country . It was while they were discussing this point that Ř . said : "
You know you ought to get material that would be very useful to you in your work .
She's written to him to say that she can't get a visa to Holland ( I told you she was
to join him there when her tour was over ) , but she can get one for Switzerland .
That's a neutral country and he's safe there . He jumped at the chance . They've ...
Well , to cut a long story short , I thought the most dignified course was to resign
and come to a neutral country till the storm blew over . My wife and I never
discuss the war , though I'm bouni you that it's more on my account than heis ;
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kristykay22 - LibraryThing
This is a compelling, although rather chilly, collection of loosely connected short stories following the intelligence work of Ashenden, a writer turned spy for the British government during World War ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has placed his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan, who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review