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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I ' m sure your speech will come back to you in a minute . " He felt certain then
that he saw in those dark eyes a desperate effort to speak . He could not be
mistaken . The mind was shaken by desire , but the paralysed body was
incapable of ...
Are you sure he didn ' t deposit them in some office ? At one of the consulates for
example ? " " He was never out of my sight for a moment except when he was
getting shaved . ” The Hairless Mexican opened the drawers and the cupboard .
We must be quite sure that we ' re doing the right thing , " she said . " I should
never forgive myself if I ' d allowed Vladimir to commit suicide and then found I ' d
made a mistake . I think we ought to make sure that we really love one another .
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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