'A writer with a magician-like ability to tell a story'- The Week
'Lord Jeffrey Archer is definitely a storyteller, and one of the best at that - The Hindu
This Archer's quiver is full of tales.'-Deccan Herald This edition of short stories, bringing together the short stories from three collections by Jeffrey Archer, showcases the master storyteller's skill like never before.
Every reader will have their own favourites: the choices run from love at first sight across the train tracks to the cleverest of confidence tricks, from the quirks of the legal profession - and those who are able pint to Pan to manipulate both sides of the Bar - to the creative financial talents of a member of Her Majesty's diplomatic service - but for a good cause. In 'Caste- Off, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green in Delhi, and in 'Don't Drink The Water., a company chairman tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg - with unexpected consequences ...
The stories held in these pages are irresistible: ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions. Some will make you laugh. Others will bring you to tears. And, as always, every one of them will keep you spellbound.
About The Author
Jeffrey Archer's writing career has spanned almost 30 years. His best-selling novels, which range from Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to Kane and Abel and The Eleventh Commandment. have sold over 120 million copies throughout the world.
In August 2001, he was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury. During that time he wrote three highly praised and best-selling works of non-fiction entitled Prison Diaries. He was released in July 2003.
He is married with two children and lives in London and Granchester.
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Allow me to start my clearly declaring that I am a die-hard fan of Mr. Archer's writing, I simply love his stories and his style! And the moment I saw this book on infibeam, I ordered it right there. I was so excited to receive my pre-ordered book today after a waiting period of over a month, but once I opened the packet I was highly disappointed. The reasons are so many, let's have a look: First, the title is misleading, it says "New Collected Short Stories". It must say"New Collection of Old Short Stories" This book contains stories from the following book, which I've read and have in my collection: 1. To cut a long story short. 2. Cat' O Nine Tales 3. And thereby hangs a tale. So, order this book only if you haven't read these books. Second, the font size and quality of paper is also not good. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking forward for witty and cunning short stories.
Jeffrey Archer is up to his usual best when it comes to the twists in the short stories and the googlies at the end. This is a book that must be a part of your collection especially if you are a Jeffrey fan.
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