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 went to the market about nine when the housewives of Geneva for the
most part had done their provisioning , stopped in front of the basket by the side
of which , rain or wind , hot or cold , sat that indomitable creature and bought half
He beckoned to Ashenden and slipped into the passage . When Ashenden had
followed him he stopped and locked the door , put the key in his pocket and
walked with Ashenden to his room . When they were inside 91 THE GREEK.
Caypor stopped and Ashenden fele that his eyes were turned in his direction .
Mrs . Caypor had noticed the arrival of a stranger and had drawn her husband ' s
attention to it . Ashenden turned the page of the book he was pretending to read ...
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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