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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gown and slipped a dress over her head . She forced her feet into shoes
obviously too small for her . She arranged her hair . Every now and then she
gave the detectives a hurried , sullen glance . Ashenden wondered if she would
have the ...
The information he had obtained from Gustav was vague , but important ; there
was only one point in it that was interesting , and this was that the head of the
German Intelligence Department in Berne was growing restive at Caypor ' s lack
his head . " I ' m sorry , madam , there ' s nothing yet . ” “ But look , look . Are you
sure ? Please look again . ” The misery in her voice was heart - rending . The
clerk with a shrug of the shoulders took out the letters from a pigeon - hole and ...
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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