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Ashenden could not but wonder why he had been asked to play . He had ( he
flattered himself ) few illusions about himself , and so far as bridge was
concerned none . He knew that he was a good player of the second class , but he
had played ...
Do not play piquet with people you don't know . ... You do not play piquet worse
than most piquet players . ... One plays cards to win money and there is no sense
in losing “ I thought it was only in love and war that all things were fair , " said ...
It was amusing once to hear her before luncheon play one of those silvery little
pieces of Debussy ; she played it disdainfully because it was French and so light ,
but with an angry appreciation of its grace and gaiety . When Ashenden ...
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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