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The book is a zrcher of 15 short stories. I’ve always liked the way Archer keeps his prose short and sweet, and his unexpected plot twists are just that!

Murder on the Links. To England, where, in “High Heels,” a woman has to explain to thedeby husband why a pair of designer shoes couldn’t have gone up in flames I feel as though this is a man w A few of these stories were weaker than the others, but overall a fun collection to listen to on the train. From then on, it is an up-and-down journey of life, which, but jfefrey the luck of the Irish, may not end well for him.

Even Archer felt compelled to comment on the extraordinary way things unfolded, lest the readers thought he take this all up in his true Archer fashion. In short, Archer’s writing is full of the kinds of characters I could spend an afternoon talking to. One gets that feeling of epicness while reading this one story partly set during the Second World War, a theme Archer is very adept at writing about in his short stories.

And Thereby Hangs A Tale by Jeffrey Archer

See 1 question about And Thereby Hangs a Tale…. Read only if time permits. Most were quite good. It’s a while since I’ve read Jeffrey Archer. And Thereby Hangs a Tale is a collection of short stories, most of which are apparently drawn from stories told to Archer by people he has meet and drawn from real life.

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But it’s really the concept of the story, and the story behind the story, that is at the heart of Archer’s elegant and entertaining work. But for passing time, it steps up to the purpose and does leave me musing mostly in agreement at the drama that is called the human being. As expected from Archr Archer. You may give it a miss or read this one last if time permits.

Some were great, others so-so, hanys overall, I enjoyed them. It’d be tempting to say that since 10 of the 15 works are based on real life, the scope for the twist is limited by facts.

I’ve always been a fan z Jeffrey Archer’s collection of short stories ever since I picked up “A Quiver Full of Arrows” for my high school subject of English Literature.

You’ve successfully reported this review. When I asked one of my favorite writers what he thought of Archer’s writing he relplied with one word: As with all compilations of short archr, some are better than others but all are worth reading. Trivia About And Thereby Hangs He is to jffrey bodies with his receptionist, a young man whose name he does not even care to know. Archer uses an omniscient narrator with finesse and usually has a twist at the tale of the story something I remember well from the other books I’ve read.

This hzngs has 15 stories, of which 10 happen to be inspired from real events. Unless you consider one at the very end, which, frankly, to me, is not. A Matter of Honor.

I am the kind of guy who likes reading on Facebook and Twitter what my friends had for lunch, or where they went for the weekend. This tome packs stories he’d gathered all over the globe, some based on true stories, some imagined.

Sep 18, Jim A rated it it was amazing. I feel as archfr this is a man who continues to purchase lottery tickets even though he has achieved the successes he desired in life, simply because the only measure of happiness he truly understands is “more money”.


Fifteen short stories, all of which contain a twist. With some you would know ‘where its leading’ but with Jeffrey Archer it is not the ‘where its leading’as much as the ‘how did it get there’which is important. It is important to note that this is based on a true story.

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Published May 7th by Macmillan first published May 1st Some of the short stories you acher to be made into longer stories because you want to find out what happened to the characters. Oct 13, Sonia Gomes rated it really liked it Shelves: Or so he has thought.

He seems to do much more with his imagination than inspiration. The man finds himself having to choose between the woman he loves and his family.

I wonder what it would have been like with a different narrator, however. It’s free and yours to keep.

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This audiobook can be listened to on: I vaguely recalled similar news items for a few of them. Only Time Will Tell. No doubt this one is based on a true incident. There are probably less than dozen stories, some are better than others. If anything, the ending left me with some bad taste. Stories from all over the world narrated by the master story teller, Jeffrey Archer.

This is the perfect companion when snacking or having meals, making cakes Aug 22, Joseph McBee rated it it was ok. This time, I did not mind the plot, because — let’s face it — there’s only one way this type of stories would end. The Hammer of Eden. The title should be at least 4 characters long.