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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It’s amusing to see how Sir Hamish makes his way through this changed world. Written inthese are vignettes of a simpler time, before email and cellular phones and Twitter and Facebook cluttered up our lives. Sex is obliquely referred to as “making love” with a qkiver here and there, but is terribly perfunctory – Archer never lasts more than a paragraph or two – and there’s certainly no talk of emotions. One-night stand is hilarious so is The Luncheon. Published August 30th by St.
The writing style is clean, masculine and unapologetic. Mar 01, Shravanthi rated it really liked it. I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. I enjoyed this rather didactic story where we have to make up our own minds about what actually happened.
A Quiver Full of Arrows
Septimus Horatio Cornwallis is a normal man who has a pretty common routine. I always found the twists in your long novels intolerable but the ones in your short stories, you guessed it, were witty and fantabulous. 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.
All his short stories, begin by making the reader curious and end Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Get to Know Us. The old man is starved of the pleasure of having a conversation in English and invites the well-educated young Englishman to dinner in his very modest home.
Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: To ask other readers questions about A Quiver Full of Arrowsplease sign up. During their honeymoon, without Barker, Henry runs into one difficulty after another, traveling third class by train and ship to France and jefftey in a small room in the George V without making arrangements.
A Quiver Full of Arrows by Jeffrey Archer
Jun 18, Annie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: As the name rightly suggests, Jeffrey Archer has impressively put together twelve assorted arrows short stories qkiver the quiver book. All the stories were delectable: View all 4 comments.
Even the Author’s note and the Contents speak for only eleven stories.
Nothing serious and overly emotional, just some inconsequential, decently written light reading. When Sir Alexander carelessly spoke his thoughts aloud that he would like to own such a rarows, it immediately placed the poor craftsman under an obligation to give it as a gift.
I simply loved this collection of short stories. Return to Book Page. Aug 19, Paul rated it it was ok. He is a claims adjuster with an insurance company.
He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in Amazon Rapids Fun stories acrher kids on the go. Embracing the arroows that drive men 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.
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Retrieved January 30, While they’ve never experienced conflict during their long friendship, the two friends find themselves competing for her attention and the chance of spending a night with her. I don’t usually read short stories but someone gave me this ages ago and I needed something to read while waiting for my dog to be groomed so thought I’d give it a go. Phillipa’s father dies, William drives her to the funeral, and fulll two fall in love.
The play was produced by Richard Bennett. Except one, he doesn’t mention which one all the tales in his book are based on true life incidents, which make them even more delicious to read.