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Review: Ashenden

User Review  - Sketchbook - Goodreads

As a spy for the UK during WW1, MOM was based in Geneva. His cover - as a writer - was perfect and resulted some years later in this marvelous "memoir," also published as Vol 3 of his Collected ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ioanna - Goodreads

I have read this book before and wondered if I still would like it as much as I did the first time, and I did. It's a quietly compelling book, a page turner in a restrained kind of way. It's ... Read full review

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User Review  - CW Hawes - Goodreads

Ashenden is a collection of vignettes based on Maugham's own experience as a handler in WW I. The tales are filled with typically British understated humor and I found them quite enjoyable. There was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dvora - Goodreads

Maugham worked for the British Secret Service during WW I. These stories are based on his experiences as an agent and as it says on the back of my Vintage Classics copy, the stories reflect "the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron White - Goodreads

Don't read this for a storyline. It's really more a series of vignettes, most of which end quite unsatisfactorily, leaving me wondering what happened next. Rather it is more a series of very well written character sketches. Read full review

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User Review  - Neer - Goodreads

Indian nationalist Viren Chattopadhaya appears in a fictional garb. More here: http://inkquilletc.blogspot.in/2014/1... Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew Batten - Goodreads

Ashenden is the original spy novel and utterly wonderful it is too. Maugham is a great novelist. Hugely enjoyable. Read full review

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

This is a collection of linked short stories rather than a novel, based on Maugham's own time as a spy during the First World War. Unfortunately the collection is unevenly written, sometimes brilliant ... Read full review

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User Review  - Albert Ashforth - Goodreads

During a summer vacation from high school a librarian suggested this book when I said I liked suspense. To me, these stories were a revelation because I'd never known there was such a thing as a spy. 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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