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He asked Ashenden whether he played écarté and when Ashenden told him that
he did not suggested piquet . This was a game that Ashenden was not unfamiliar
with so they settled the stakes and began . Since both were in favour of quick ...
Yvonne suggested that he might find her to his taste and if he did she could
promise him that he would not find her very difficult to persuade . With his grand
air and English clothes she would take him for a milord anglais . My friend
It was soon clear that he was pleased with Dr. Egon Orth and so without further to
do he suggested that here was the perfect interpreter for him . " He talks Russian
like a Russian . But he's an Ameri . can citizen so that he won't do you down .
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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