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The Colonel said you were a writer . What do you write ? " “ Stories , ” replied
Ashenden . " Detective stories ? ” " No. " “ Why not ? They are the only ones I read
. If I were a writer I should write detective stories . " “ They are very difficult .
They seemed to be just ordinary love letters , but they were by way of being
rather hot stuff It wai plain enough that they were coming from Germany and the
writer was neither English , French aor German . Why did he write in English ?
I want you to write another letter to Chandra . ” “ My head is in a whirl . I could not
put two phrases together . You must give me time . ” But Ashenden felt that it was
better to get her to write a letter while she was under the effect of her terror .
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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