Ashenden; Or, The British Agent
Based on the author's experience in the Intelligence Department during the First World War. All stories feature Ashenden, a writer by profession, drawn into the events of war through the undercover intelligence.
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... a week and two or three times a week was receiving answers from Holland .
Hers were written in a queer mixture of French , German and English , she
speaks English a little and French quite well , but the answers 113 A TRIP TO
a little and French quite well , but the answers were written entirely in English ; it
was good English , but not an Englishman ' s English , Aowery and rather
grandiloquent ; I wondered who was writing them . They seemed to be just
ordinary love ...
You English , you cannot paint , you cannot model , you cannot write music . " "
Some of us can at times write pleasing verses , " said Ashenden , with good
humour , for it was not his business to be put out , and , he did not know why , two
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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