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 gave him one and on this the Colonel scribbled in pencil the name of
a street and the number of a house . When Ashenden walked along next morning
to keep his appointment he found himself in a street of rather vulgar red - brick ...
While they ate a late dinner he made himself very gallant and she played up to
him agreeably ; but when they got up to go and he proposed that she should
come round to his rooms in Waverton Street she told him that a friend had come
the sound of shots and before you could realize what was happening two
armoured cars came dashing down the street. There were soldiers in them and
they were firing as they went. I don't know why. For fun, I suppose, or because
they were ...
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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