Re: RARA-AVIS: Block, O'Hara, Maugham, Gil Brewer and Flannery O'Connor

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 15 Feb 2002

Graham Powell:

> I can't remember the title, but this was one of his stories about Ashenden
> (from the antho. of the same name), a British spy during the first world
> war. I understand that Maugham himself was a spy, and that the stories
> more or less autobiographical. I've read several and they're all pretty
> good.
The book was published in 1928. I had the book but have no idea where it is. I read it when I was in my early teens, and I'm sure it was my first exposure to espionage fiction. IFrom what I remember, most of it took place in Switzerland. Mark

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