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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Well , I shall leave you now , I hope you will have a sleep . I will fetch you in the
morning when we arrive at Thonon . " The second detective had now returned
from his dinner and as Ashenden came out of the carriage the two men went in .
... though you were in your own house and you are free to go out and come in
when you choose . I should like an assurance from you that you will not write any
letters without my knowledge or attempt to leave Thonon without my permission .
I leave you now , " said Ashenden . " It may be that when next you see me I shall
be able to tell you that you are free to go where you choose . Where do you want
to go ? " " Spain . ” “ Very well , I will have everything prepared . " She shrugged ...
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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