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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With an angry shrug of the shoulders he put it back in his pocket . Ashenden
reflected that had he known anything of the technique of the theatre Bernard
would have been aware that it was useless to make a gesture that had no ulterior
... 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
her shoulders . He left her . There was nothing now for Ashenden to do but wait .
... faults but accepted them with a tolerant shrug of the shoulders , or because he
ascribed to them excellencies that they did not possess ; and since he judged his
friends with candour they never disappointed him and so he seldom lost one .
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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