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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Ashenden knowing that R . liked a sitting - room had engaged one for him and to
this , when they reached the hotel , they went . The hotel was oldfashioned and
the sitting - room was vast . It was furnished with a heavy mahogany suite ...
It had apparently been left some time before midnight while Ashenden was sitting
in his room . He opened the telegram and saw that it was in code . " Well , it ' ll
have to wait , ” he said , putting it back in his pocket . The Hairless Mexican ...
You could hardly imagine him sitting in his shirt - sleeves over a whisky high -
ball . He was a tall , thin man , with exactly the figure to show off modern clothes ,
and he sat in his chair , rather upright , as though he were sitting for an official ...
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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