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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... a long string of them , were at the ticketoffice getting tickets for other trains than
his and they counted their change with exasperating care ; his luggage took an
interminable time to register ; and then if he was travelling with friends they would
If Chandra came and showed his passport , and it was very likely that he was
travelling with a false one , issued probably by a neutral nation , he was to be
asked to wait and Ashenden was to identify him . Then he would be arrested .
For three months they travelled together from one dull provincial town to another ,
sharing a filthy little bedroom in frousy hotels ; Alix would not let him take her to
good hotels , she said she had not the clothes for them and she was more ...
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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