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Of course there was the Villa, the great leafy garden facing the bay in which stood
the aquarium; that was deserted at night and very dark; things happened there
that did not bear the light of day and prudent persons after dusk avoided its ...
It was one of his notions that only such persons were as had no resources in
themselves and it was but the stupid that depended on the outside world for their
amusement. Ashenden had no illusions about himself and such success in
If the person asks him to take another letter he is to say that it is not much good as
she is packing her trunk and leaving Thonon.” He saw the letter handed over and
the instructions given and then walked back to his little house in the country.
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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
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