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Or: The British Agent William Somerset Maugham. in the direction of Geneva , but
could see no lights , and the sleet , turning into snow , prevented him from
recognizing the landmarks . Lake Leman , on fine days so trim and pretty ,
artificial like ...
He put it to his lips and had a long drink , wiped his mouth with the back of his
hand and lit a cigarette . Then he took off his boots and lay down . Ashenden
dimmed the light . " I have never yet made up my mind , 65 THE HAIRLESS
How could he help being flattered and touched when he saw her face light up as
he came into the room ? He wasn't in love with her , but he thought her charming ,
and he wanted to forget Alix and the vulgar life into which she had led him .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
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