Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Jeffrey Archer's Latest Title
Jeffrey Archer Macmillan, RRP $39.99, Hardback
Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer returns with Tell Tale, a
new collection of brilliant short stories. Poignant, engrossing and
captivating; this is Archer at his spellbinding best.
"Stylish, witty and constantly entertaining ... Jeffrey
Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories." The Times
Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was
published, Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection Tell
Tale, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the
people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has
visited during the past ten years.
Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from
Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the
Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of
the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way.
Revel in the stories of the 1930s woman who dares to challenge the men at her
Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman
who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour.
These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original
tales prove not only why Archer has been compared by the critics to Dahl and
Maugham, but why he was described by The Times as probably the greatest
storyteller of our age.
PRAISE FOR JEFFREY ARCHER'S SHORT STORIES
"Somerset Maugham never penned anything so swift or
urbanely witty as this." Publishers Weekly
"Outstanding . . . white-knuckle suspense and witty
denouements. An enjoyable, suspense-filled rival to Roald Dahl" Daily
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane
and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller
lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies.