A Quiver Full of Arrows & A Twist in the Tale (2 titles)

by Jeffrey Archer

A Quiver Full of Arrows & A Twist in the Tale (2 titles) by Jeffrey Archer
ISBN:
0007683022
ISBN13:
9780007683024
BINDING:
Mass Market Paperback
PUBLISHER:
Grafton Books
PUBLISHED:
2003

Quiver full of Arrows Review

"A master at mixing power, politics, and profit into fiction"
-- Entertainment Weekly

"One of the top ten storytellers in the world"
-- Los Angeles Times

"A storyteller in the class of Alexander Dumas...Unsurpassed skill...making the reader wonder intensely what will happen next."
-- Washington Post

"Archer...has an extraordinary talent for turning notoriety into gold, and telling fast-moving stories."
-- Philadelphia Inquirer
 

From the Back Cover

THE MOST ORDINARY LIVES...
In the auction room at Sotheby's a bidder unlocks the astonishing secrets carved in the ivory of an ancient Chinese statue. A young couple well-versed in the romance of literature resists the cliché of "love at first sight" only to find an unanticipated bond that follows them through life and death. A lavish New York party reacquaints a successful novelist with an enthusiastic female fan and a forgotten, long-ago rendezvous. A stunning beauty fulfills the disparate fantasies of two different men and satisfies an unexpected need of her own...

CAN YIELD THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY SURPRISES...
In this expert collection, "master entertainer" (Time) and bestselling author Jeffrey Archer takes the reader from the backrooms of a curious little shop in Ha Li Chuan to the lavish hotel suites of Manhattan to the ravaged landscape of Budapest to explore the chance encounters and turns of fate that become us all. Here are stories of kind strangers and old friends, of grandiose success and devastating loss, of honor betrayed and redeemed, and of love lost and found-each punctuated with a twist as sharp, as true, and as unexpected as life itself.

"Somerset Maugham never penned anything so swift or urbanely witty as this."
-Publishers Weekly

"Amusing...poignant."-The New York Times

"Exciting...Archer offers versatility, laughter, inventive plotting and a gift for characterization."-Baltimore Sun

Twist in the tale
No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never forget.

Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect murder; the self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash; and the finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. Jeffrey Archer's collection of twelve spellbinding stories will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor that you'll never forget.
 
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