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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While they’ve never experienced conflict during their long z, the two friends find themselves competing for her attention and the chance of spending a night with her. One day William and Phillipa have an argument on a crossword puzzle on the existence of the word ‘Whymwham’. Cricket fans should fare better.

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Septimus Horatio Cornwallis is a normal man who has a pretty common routine. While I enjoyed one or two of the stories, I felt that there was a weakness in the story punch lines. One-Night Stand is not my favourite short story by Jeffrey Archer. Lord Jeffrey makes sure to introduce you to people from all the right social circles, dah-ling. Written inthese are vignettes of a simpler time, before email and cellular phones and Twitter and Facebook cluttered up our lives. The reader is flown graciously across continents in a show of cosmopolitan worldliness.

The author uses Senhor Eduardo Francisco de Silveira and Manuel Rodriguez – two rival business magnates from Brazil – who are forced to spend time together during a very rough situation while in Nigeria. He attended the lunch as he believed Susan’s husband was a popular producer but she kept this fact from him till the very end, when she confessed that she had divorced him and was married to the owner of the very restaurant where the writer had spent all of his money.


A good introduction to Jeffrey Archer. I always found the twists in your long novels intolerable but the ones in your short stories, you guessed it, were witty and fantabulous.

I simply loved this collection of short stories. A writer meets Susan at a literary party. This story left me feeling quivrr sad for the writer and angry at Susan for being a conniving woman. The write reminisces on that incident. It was published as a separate story years ago, as a fundraiser. Don’t worry about the looming punchline. On the way back he sees the three wise men the Magi and give them the pomegranates. Just love anything by Jeffrey Archer. Phillipa’s father dies, William drives her to the funeral, and the two fall in love.

Open Preview See a Problem? Of course, they wouldn’t want their wives to find out. These are wonderful reading – varied in many ways, but usually have a little surprise or twist at the end.

Michael returns to New York, calls Debbie, and the couple have a one-night stand. Nov 01, Srinivas rated it it was amazing. The captain hits a boundary, scores his hundred and deliberately gets out hit wicket to honour the opposition. Eduardo always goes out of his way to avoid the man for whom he has nothing but contempt, paying others to ensure that they would never meet.

Henry is the jeffery of the Grand Pasha of Egypt. Their rivalry is to be decided by the Charles Oldham Prize. Just a moment while we sign you in to your X account.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Both are like mini novels. A coup owing to Colonel Dimka who assassinates the president General Muhammad causes all the flights out of Nigeria to be cancelled and both Eduardo and Manuel are forced to spend time together locked out from the world.

Aug 19, Paul rated it it was ok.

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I thought the ending was terribly disappointing and, to be honest, the subject matter a little lacking. All the stories bring out certain e This book is diffrent from his novels as most of these books revolve around two or more individuals who are highly ambitious and strong-willed. I loved the book. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment.


He is doing so well too until something, someone, on the road home attracts his attention. He struggles with the ball and with the bat getting out cheaply for a duck in the first innings. Eleven short stories that take the readers through various times and places from the author’s mind – a quick read leaving one wanting more.

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The remaining story tells how Alexander happen to acquire it and why it is being now auctioned over years later. I usually avoid things with a political theme but this story is more about prejudices, obstacles, and compromises. Areows twists on tired tales, more often lemon than sub lime. A couple of great vull mixed with some mediocre stories. So here I go again reviewing his very first collection of jeffreey stories that take the readers from London to China to New York to Nigeria filling them with tales of ancient world mixed with modern romance, making fortunes and betrayals at every bend.

This is a compilation of twelve short stories by Jeffrey Archer, first published Each story has a strange twist that makes it different and more unique when compared to the others in the same book.

During this time they discover a friendship and at the end of the period become good friends and even business partners. 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. She walks out the room believing him.