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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I ' m afraid I can ' t give it to you . " A scowl made the man ' s face even more
unpleasant to look at than it was before . “ You ' ve got to . " “ What makes you
think that ? " . The spy leaned forward and , not raising his voice , but speaking so
I shall be very pleased to give Mr . Somerville conversation lessons . " " I
congratulate you , Mr . Somerville , ” said Caypor noisily . “ You ' re in for a treat .
When will you start , to - morrow at eleven ? ” “ That would suit me very well if it
suits Mrs ...
It is not necessary to give here the details of his plan , but it was ingenious and
effective ; its drawback was that it entailed the death and mutilation of a good
many Galician Poles , his fellow countrymen , who were working in the factories
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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