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WACT Book Club | February
WACT Book Club | February

Thu, Feb 29


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WACT Book Club | February

Ashenden Or The British Agent, By Somerset Maughan

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us via Zoom!

About the event

Join us for this month's WACT Book Club!  Zoom details will sent via email after your regisration. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Ashenden: The British Agent is founded on Maugham's experiences in the English Intelligence Department during World War I, but rearranged for the purposes of fiction. This fascinating book contains the most expert stories of espionage ever written. For a period of time after it was first published the book became official required reading for persons entering the secret service.

The plot follows the imaginary John Ashenden who during World War I is a spy for British Intelligence. He is sent first to Geneva and later to Russia. Instead of one story from start to finish, the chapters contain individual stories involving many different characters. All of the people whom Ashenden meet during his travels have their own reason for being involved in the spy game, and each are more complex than they first look.

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