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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A writer meets Susan at a literary party. I know I could have. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: These are fun, and the humor is rather English, so it’s pretty damn delightful. All the short stories are quick reads but they leave us thinking long and wanting more. Thank goodness Jeffrey Archer got a Baronetcy in Fortunes are made and squandered, honor betrayed and redeemed, and love lost and rediscovered.

He does badly and ends up as a spectator. However, considering I was 17 at the time when I read them I’m not sure of my 30 year old mind would appreciate the, now. When he returns, he gets married to Victoria. Well, who gets the girl is what you have to read to know.

Feeling terribly guilty for his undiplomatic blunder, Sir Alexander felt equally obliged to reciprocate with a wonderful gift for the Chinaman.

I bet The Century could have been a really interesting short arrowa if I had understand a single thing he was telling me about the cricket match upon which the story hinges. Even so, I understood enough about the ending, I think, to know it was hardly worth bothering. It is at that time that quifer meets another spectator, an impoverished elderly Hungarian and a Professor of English at a University there.


It would seem that Jeffrey Archer’s strength lies in his novel writing. We meet captains of industry, bankers, military commanders, foreign diplomats, Empresses and Presidents. The First Miracle is a short and sweet story about a boy who is never named, written in third person. I am not a big fan of short stories but they are very well written. To ask other readers jeffre about A Quiver Full of Arrowsplease sign up.

The writing style is clean, masculine and unapologetic.

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When wealth and luxury were marked by Rolls Royces, leather chairs and Cuban cigars rather than hybrid vehicles, recycled furniture and vegan meals. Nov 01, Srinivas rated it it was amazing. These are wonderful reading – varied in many ways, but usually have a little surprise or twist at the end. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

While the ending quvier exactly a memorable shocker, it was certainly jeffreyy. May 30, Silver Ivy rated it really liked it. Every story features some feeble attempt at irony that makes it seem amateurish, like the yawner about two middle-aged men who bet about which will be first to bed a beautiful girl, only to find out she’d been taking bets on them.

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One-Night Stand is not my favourite short story by Jeffrey Archer. When William finds this out, he shoots himself, leaving a note saying, ‘Forgive me i had to let her know He’ll drop names and make too-casual mentions of fancy brands, institutions and corporations as a personal resume of aristocratic tastes and upper-crust associations, with heavy emphasis on Oxford and Eton.


Don’t worry about the looming punchline. In his third year, he is the captain.

S You are absolutely brilliant Mr. From London to China, and New York to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a tour of ancient heirlooms and modern romance, of cutthroat business and kindly strangers, of lives lived in the realms of power and lives freed from the gloom of oppression.

A Quiver Full of Arrows

Martin’s Paperbacks first published January 1st Read it yourself and be surprised. They’re full of wry surprises and parlour tricks.

He is mesmerized by the presence of Mary and offers all his food items to her. Jun 18, Annie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: A very mixed bag here!

The sixth story titled “Broken Routine” follows the routine of one Septimus Horatio Cornwallis who is a habitual person, and what happens when one day quivfr routine is broken. Now Broken Jefftey was a bit boring for the first pages while Jeffrey Archer drums it into his readers’ heads how Septimus Horatio runs his life but it gets mighty interesting on the train and I promise you I never saw the ending jeffreg and I burst out laughing. Product details Audio Cassette Publisher: Paperbackpages.

Finally Septimus, feeling that he has taught the young man a lesson, opens his briefcase to find his cigarettes and paper intact, implying that he has actually been smoking the young man’s cigarettes and been abusing the young man’s paper.

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