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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To concludeplease write more short fupl. After the revolution, the writer meets a professor in Hungary who knows more about England than the writer himself, who hails from London. A splendid story, the size of a small chapter, nicely written, and which made me smile at the outcome.
He wishes to make a name ful himself in the Oxford vs Cambridge cricket match. Thank goodness Jeffrey Archer got a Baronetcy in It’s heart-wrenching and beautifully written that or one ponder a lot after. Observe this fleet of black Mercedes that I’ve likened to a land-bound crocodile. Wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps, the son finds it’s not all that easy and that fate keeps getting in the way.
He was defeated by Harry Newman however on the eve of a major club championship which was puzzling as Newman was a good player but not in Shrimpton’s league.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Share your thoughts with other customers. All the stories were delectable: Violence is always offscreen, a distant assassination, no direct hits. The boy has already been in trouble and now is worried about eating a Pomegranate that his father would have wanted.
It’s amusing to see how Sir Hamish makes his way through this changed world. A perfect companion for any kind of readers, but specially would appeal for those readers who want to finish a book in a short interval of time. These are wonderful reading – varied in many ways, but usually have a little surprise or twist at the end. We meet captains of industry, bankers, military commanders, zrcher diplomats, Empresses and Presidents.
A very humorous plot, if I must say. An unnamed Oxonian has an ambition to succeed as a cricketer for Oxford and follow his famous cricketer father’s footsteps.
Cheap twists on tired tales, more often lemon than sub lime. And thereby hangs the tale What i esp loved was that none had a weird or a very predictabl ending. Taking a later train, he finds himself sitting next to some youth with a Nazi Swastika and Up Yours emblazoned on his jacket. I thought the ending was terribly disappointing and, to be honest, the subject matter a little lacking. S You can write anything that you want.
Stories here are hits and misses, all set in the good old fashion of bygone era with a touch of misogyny. You could set your watch by his routine and really his life is quite boring. He decides to confront the young man, and smokes his cigarettes one after the other.
Racher the stories bring out certain e This book is diffrent from his novels as most of these books revolve around two or more arrws who are highly ambitious and strong-willed.
This arfows needs additional citations for verification. Of course, they wouldn’t want their wives to find out. The ninth story titled “A Matter of Principle” is about Sir Hamish Graham after years of being the Chairman of a successful construction company and also as an honest, hardworking, talented and filled with principles is faced with a dilemma when the world turns its thumb down on those principles.
As for writing style, it’s clipped without lacking, and each story feels like something you might hear told over a whisky in a club with deep leather chairs.
His opposition, Manuel Rodrigues, was less so – more a gum-chewing, jeans and t-shirt man with a casual approach – but nevertheless with an astute business head firmly screwed on.
In his second year he is in poor form and asks his captain to drop him from the finals. In his first year, he makes the team and has a terrific season but somehow injures his finger before the final match. Jul 31, Valerie rated it it was ok Shelves: Mar 08, MaryAnne rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s clever authorial sleight of hand. They both fell in enmity with each other at first sight. 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 think the quicer could have come up with a far better sting-in-the-‘tale’ ending. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This is a compilation of twelve short stories by Jeffrey Archer, first published A book of 12 short stories by Jeffrey Archer.
Quotes from A Quiver Full of A writer meets Susan at a literary party. Outside politics, he is a novelist, playwright and short story writer. Paperbackpages. All the short stories are quick reads but they leave us fll long and wanting more. Embracing the passions that drive archef and women to love and to hate, the short stories in A Quiver Full of Arrows will captivate the hearts and souls of readers of everywhere.