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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She slipped the note into his hand when he was given change for ten francs and
he sauntered away . His only moment of risk was when he walked back to his
hotel with the paper in his pocket , and after this scare he made up his mind to ...
He saw the letter handed over and the instructions given and then walked back to
his little house in the country . The next boat on which Chandra could possibly
come arrived about five and having at that hour an important engagement with an
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 ...
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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