The Collected Short Stories

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Pan Books, 2012 - Short stories - 960 pages
A collected edition of the master storyteller's short stories This brand new edition brings together three of Jeffrey Archer's classic collections of short stories. Every reader will have their own favourites: the choices run from an imprisoned man who is certain that his supposed murder victim is very much alive, to a female driver pursued relentlessly by a menacing figure in another vehicle. An offhand remark is taken seriously by a Chinese sculptor in one tale, while a British diplomat unexpectedly becomes the owner of a priceless work of art in another... And over three of the stories, discover a hauntingly written, atmospheric account of two undergraduates at Oxford in the thirties: a tale of bitter rivalry that ends in a memorable love story.These stories are packed full of the master storyteller's unexpected twists, richly drawn characters and ingenious, witty denouements - some will make you laugh, others will bring you to tears. And, as always, every one of them will keep you spellbound.

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User Review  - polywogg - LibraryThing

PLOT OR PREMISE: This book is an amazing collection of 36 shortstories from a master storyteller combining romance, history, danger, twists, international intrigue, and domestic angst. . WHAT I LIKED ... Read full review

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User Review  - crashmyparty - LibraryThing

Another terrific set of stories from the master of short stories. I love the twist in the plot that every story contains that leaves you thinking "I didn't see that coming!" I always feel so smart if I figure it out before its stated, but I'll admit thats rare. A great collection Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 270 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (sixteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). The author is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge. www.jeffreyarcher.com

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