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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The pre - arranged answer was given , and sitting down beside him , Ashenden
ordered himself a Dubonnet . The spy was a stocky little fellow , shabbily dressed
, with a bullet - shaped head , close - cropped , fair , with shifty blue eyes and a ...
What is to happen to me if he does not answer ? I cannot force him to come if he
does not want to . " " He has answered , " said Ashenden , " I have the answer
with me . " She gave a gasp and her voice broke . " 123 GIULIA LAZZARI.
She did not answer . He could not understand it , he asked the porter of his hotel
a dozen times if there was nothing for him , and at last , almost in desperation ,
just before dinner went to her house . The concièrge told him she was in and he ...
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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
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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