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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Nov 01, Srinivas rated it it was amazing. A good introduction to Jeffrey Archer. Their love is decided by the Charles Oldham which both of them share. Of course, they wouldn’t want their wives to find out. I bet a few of us have had arher experiences in life, thought obviously not the same.

The fifth story titled “The Perfect Gentleman” is about Edward Shrimpton who is met at a club in New York by a man from England who was there on business. In the end, you may not read a great work of literature, but you’ll have passed a pleasant few hours on a plane or in a waiting room with a cozy sensation of nostalgia, oc and borrowed glamour.

The author uses Senhor Eduardo Francisco de Silveira and Manuel Rodriguez – two rival business magnates from Brazil – who are forced to jjeffrey time together during a very rough situation while in Nigeria.

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Jul 31, Valerie rated it it was ok Shelves: This is the first book, written by him that I have read and I seriously loved it. Arrowx was my favourite. I loved all of the stories in this book, although if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be Broken Routine – the twist is delicious!

In his second year he is in poor form and asks his captain to drop him from the finals. I really enjoyed it.

Don’t worry about the looming punchline. I loved the book.

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Not sure what I expected, actually. It’s the one way to ensure a pension for life if the government is changed overnight or the minister simply loses his w. 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.

In his first year, he makes the team and has a terrific season but somehow injures his finger before the final match. Shrimpton was an ace player of backgammon for the club, considered to be the best. Be the first to ask a question about A Quiver Full of Arrows.

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Just as he contemplates suicide, he also finds out that the base of the statuette is authentic and he makes close to twenty thousand guineas on its sale. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. While I enjoyed one or two of the stories, I felt that there was a weakness aa the story punch lines. Dec 05, Soo Yen rated it liked it. Lists with This Book.

In the eleventh and the final titled “The First Quier, the author goes biblical by sharing with the readers the one incident through the eyes of a young lad named Pontius – an incident that perhaps could be considered the very First Miracle as the title suggests.

Explore the Ov Gift Guide. And thereby hangs the tale I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. His mother sends him to the village some distance away with a grocery list and a couple of coins.

Even so, I understood enough about the ending, I think, to know it was hardly worth bothering. He had bought this in from a craftsman in a tiny village named Ha Li Chuan – a statue that was in the craftsman’s family for seven generations. Eleven short stories with a twist at the end to hammer it home. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The sense of thrill and pf stories is still there.

Read it yourself and be surprised. One day William and Phillipa have an argument on a crossword puzzle on the existence of the word ‘Whymwham’. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on zrcher talk page.