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Review: Ashenden

User Review  - David Orphal - Goodreads

Really fun book. I got ahold of this after reading in Young Philby, by Robert Littell. In that book, as Kim is recruited into the British secret service he asks if there is some sort of instructions ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

I never think Maugham gets the writing creds he deserves. He is funny and straightforward and always tells a good story. This was one of my favorites. Read full review

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User Review  - Nigeyb - Goodreads

I was very impressed by this book. It was the first book I read by W. Somerset Maugham. Maugham's beautiful writing evokes the life of a spy and is based on his own spying experiences during World War ... Read full review

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User Review  - Manish - Goodreads

During the First World War, Maugham with his reputation of being a relatively known writer was sent by British Intelligence to Switzerland for a series of assignments. Ashenden, though cited as a work ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pascale - Goodreads

Somerset Maugham is renowned for his depth of understanding of human nature, and this book certainly exemplifies that. This fictionalized account of his years as a spy during WWI presents many ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lawrence Aitken - Goodreads

Excellent between the wars real life spy story. Read full review

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User Review  - Kalle - Goodreads

A semi-autobiographical collection of loosely connected short-stories about espionage in the Great War, this work by W. Somerset Maugham is certainly his weakest I have read up to this point. Not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Graham Powell - Goodreads

ASHENDEN is the story of an author who's recruited as a spy during WWI. Based closely on the experiences of Maugham himself, but rearranged to suit the demands of fiction, it's not so much a novel as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tim Adler - Goodreads

Maugham is a superlative craftsman and, to my mind, Ashenden shows him at the peak of his art; a collection of short stories up there with Chekhov or Raymond Carver. Sometimes nothing much happens. But phrases stick with you long after you have finished reading this book. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - Kanu - Goodreads

It starts out a bit slow. There was a preface in the beginning where Maugham writes about the trouble in making a narrative out of a real period in life, concluding that a writer ought to actually ... Read full review


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