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... the pretext that he was writing a book he could without attracting attention visit
any neutral country . It was while they were discussing this point that R. said : “
You know you ought to get material that would be yery useful to you in your work .
That's a neutral country and he's safe there . He jumped at the chance . They've
arranged to meet at Lausanne . " “ Yes . " " When he reaches Lausanne he'll get a
letter from her to say that the French authorities won't let her cross the frontier ...
She was a German and they were obliged on that account to live in a neutral
country . Ashenden took care to show little curiosity about them — he recognized
in the description Grantley Caypor — but of her own accord she told him that they
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kristykay22 - LibraryThing
This is a compelling, although rather chilly, collection of loosely connected short stories following the intelligence work of Ashenden, a writer turned spy for the British government during World War ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has placed his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan, who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review