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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Of course there was the Villa , the great leafy garden facing the bay in which
stood the aquarium ; that was deserted at night and very dark ; things happened
there that did not bear the light of day and prudent persons after dusk avoided its
Felix opened it and stood aside . " Entrez . " Chandra went in and the two
detectives stood up . He must have suspected at once that they were
policeofficers and realized that he had fallen into a trap . " Sit down , ” said Felix .
" I 145 GIULIA ...
The old Irish colonel and his old wife rose from their table and he stood aside to
let her pass . They had eaten their meal without exchanging a word . She walked
slowly to the door ; but the colonel stopped to say a word to a Swiss who might ...
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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