This collection of twelve short stories will draw you into each tale as fortunes are made and squandered, honour betrayed and redeemed, and love lost and. A QUIVER FULL OF ARROWS adds to his already impressive literary score’. Bolton Evening News. ‘Jeffrey Archer’s quiver is full of sharp arrows. His stories. This collection of 12 short stories will draw you into each story, whether it is “Old Love”, the tale of two undergraduates at Oxford in the ’30s and their bitter rivalry.
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The broken routine an old love were my personal favourites!
It would seem that Jeffrey Archer’s strength lies in his novel writing. He is an uncompromising Scot who is honest and talented and hardworking, but also narrow minded and pompous.
I will definitely be reading more of Mr. Here is a quiveer intro on it: Must read if you love short stories! He has done nothing in his life, and so has no knowledge of travel or of making arrangements. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
It was published as a separate story years ago, as a fundraiser.
He decides to confront the young man, and smokes his cigarettes one after the other. In his third year, he is the captain. The First Miracle is a short and sweet story about a boy who is never named, written in third person.
Get to Know Us. A couple of great stories mixed with some mediocre stories. Return to Book Page. Just love anything by Jeffrey Archer. He refuses to believe that an agent, Victor Perez, is required to be appointed, to whom ten percent of the contract price must be paid and that this percentage is actually the minister’s cut.
Each of these strong characters is shown to be determined to defeat the another to gain power and fortune. I bet The Century could have been a really interesting short story if I had understand a single thing he was telling me about the cricket match upon which the story hinges.
The fifth story titled “The Perfect Gentleman” is about Edward Shrimpton who is met at a club in New York by a man from England who was there on business. That single hiccup is the center of this plot which is set in the early s.
May 14, Jeffreu rated it really liked it. His wife had left him for a archerr, his partner had stolen his share of money and he was nearly destitute. They both fell in enmity with each other at first sight. In the s his construction company is not doing too well, when he is given a Mexican contract.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A perfect companion for any kind of readers, but specially would appeal for those readers who want to finish a book in a ueffrey interval of time. Feeling terribly guilty for his undiplomatic blunder, Sir Alexander felt equally obliged to reciprocate with a wonderful gift for the Chinaman. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Don’t worry about the looming punchline.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Pontius Pilateson of the governor of the Judea Province, is sent by his mother to buy three pomegranates and a chicken.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It’s got a nice twist at the end which I never saw coming.
All the short stories are quick reads but they leave us thinking long and wanting more.
The ending of ‘Old Love’ made me cry my eyes out. When Sir Alexander carelessly spoke his thoughts aloud that he would like to own such a thing, it immediately placed the poor craftsman under an obligation to give it as a gift.
In the end a flower girl who knew him sarcastically gives him flowers for his wife when she realises that he has no money and forgot to bring any. P The eighth story titled “Henry’s Hiccup” shows what happens when a rich brat named Henry – Grand Pasha of Egypt – who has never managed a single thing by himself is forced to do so when the countries go at war.
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