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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They made him feel shy , but he cultivated their society ; he became quite a lady '
s man , and to Ashenden who knew more about him than R . suspected that bowl
of roses told a story . Ashenden knew that R . had not sent for him to talk about ...
I must ask her again . It ought not to be very hard to find a man who is prepared to
come and talk German to me for an hour a day . ... After all you want someone
with a good north - German accent and she only talks Swiss . I ' ll ask my wife if ...
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 ? ... a study of it you have the right to expect that
the person you ' re talking to will give you the fullest attention he is capable of .
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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