To Cut a Long Story Short

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9780061032073: To Cut a Long Story Short

The first e-book and the latest short-story collection from Britain’s bestselling writer, ‘the greatest storyteller of our age’.

The latest collection from the master storyteller. The fourteen – all new – stories show Jeffrey Archer’s great skills with a wide variety of character, of subject and of setting, but all with that trademark twist in the tail.

Every reader will have their own favourites: the choices run from love at first sight across the railway tracks to the cleverest of confidence tricks, from the quirks of the legal profession to the creative financial talents of a member of Her Majesty’s diplomatic service. One of the most intriguing describes a woman who only appears to her lover every six years. And one of the most powerful is the story of a wealthy man who declares himself bankrupt in order to discover which of his family and friends will support him. The last story, ‘The Grass is Always Greener’, is possibly the best piece Archer has written.

To Cut a Long Story Short is Jeffrey Archer’s fourth story collection, and shows him at the top of his form.

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The latest short-story collection from Britain’s bestselling writer, ‘the greatest storyteller of our age’.

The fourteen new stories in To Cut a Long Story Short follow in the tradition of Jeffrey Archer’s storytelling.

An elderly man who doesn’t know which of his relations to leave his fortune to, declares himself bankrupt to find out who really cares about him – only to be surprised by the results.

A man listens in on a conversation on a crossed line, which changes his whole life.

A South African, a long-standing believer in apartheid, has a change of heart.

A criminal who wants the police to catch him so he can live off his ill-gotten gains.

Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides in a murder case.

A Henry Moore statue disappears and reappears in a different form.

A study of seven men, each of whom believes he should have the job of the man immediately above him.

This collection is Archer’s finest to date.

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The fourteen short stories in To Cut a Long Story Short show Jeffrey Archer's great skills with a wide variety of character, of subject and of setting, but all with that trademark twist in the tale. Every reader will have their own favourites: the choices run from love at first sight across the train tracks to the cleverest of confidence tricks, from the quirks of the legal profession -- and those who are able to manipulate both sides of the Bar -- to the creative financial talents of a member of Her Majesty's diplomatic service -- but for a good cause. The last story, 'The Grass is Always Greener', is possibly the best piece Archer has written, and will haunt you for the rest of your life.

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