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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Once Ashenden had seen him in the old quarter of the city , with its silent houses
and deserted streets , talking at a corner to a man whose appearance very much
suggested the spy and he would have given a great deal to hear what they said ...
Ashenden was told that Miss King had not been to England since she was first
engaged as governess of the prince ' s mother and he could not but be amazed
to think of all she must have seen during those long years in the harems of Cairo .
She was dressed all in red and wore the same red hat in which he had first seen
her . She looked so flashy that he did not fancy the notion of asking her to a place
where he might be seen and so suggested Soho . There were hansoms still in ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
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