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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taken note of him , and if he had been followed and seen to land in France , the
fact that there was no stamp on his passport would be difficult to explain . Of
course he had his story ready , but he well knew that it was not a very convincing
But if Chandra came he could easily be detained ; there was no great hurry since
the train in which he was to be taken to Paris did not start till shortly after eight .
When Ashenden had finished his business he strolled leisurely down to the lake .
How can I talk when your attention is taken up by whether you are going to get a
black seven to put on a red eight ? Conversation calls forth the highest powers of
the intellect and if you have made a study of it you have the right to expect that ...
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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