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IX WHEN Ashenden , given charge of a number Gustav of spies working from
Switzerland , was first sent there , R. , wishing him to see the sort of reports that
he would be required to obtain , handed him the communications , a sheaf of ...
When Ashenden on his arrivel at X paid an official call on Sir Herbert
Witherspoon , the British ambassador , he was received with a politeness to
which no exception could be taken , but with a frigidity that would have sent a
little shiver down ...
Wanting to lose no time he went round to her house at eleven to ask her to lunch
with him , but she was out ; he sent round some flowers and later in the day
called again . She had been in , but was gone out once more . He went to see ...
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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