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a little and French quite well , but the answers were written entirely in English ; it
was good English , but not an Englishman's English , flowery and rather
grandiloquent ; I wondered who was writing them . They seemed to be just
ordinary love ...
It's very good of you . I've lived so long on the Continent that I'm always forgetting
that my countrymen are apt to look upon it as confounded cheek if you talk to
them . Are you English , by the way , or American ? " " English , ” said Ashenden .
Caypor addressing her in English told her in his jovial way , as though she did
not know it already , what Ashenden had told him about himself . She listened
grimly . “ I think you told me you understood German , said Caypor , his big red
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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