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Love and a dark woman , danger , betrayal and death . It was as plain as the
nose on your face . Any fool would have known what it meant and I have been
using the cards all my life . There is hardly an action that I make without
The women were old , painted , and hideous ; and their harsh gaiety was at once
noisy and lifeless . When Ashenden and the Hairless Mexican came in they all
stared and when they sat down at one of the tables Ashenden looked away in ...
Throughout his life he had never come in contact with persons , especially
women , of any social consequence ; the only women he had ever known were
the wives of his brother officers , the wives of Government officials and of
business men ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
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