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Cat O' Nine Tales by Jeffrey Archer

Cat O' Nine Tales

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A great little collection of short stories which Archer found the inspiration for while in prison. Tales inclde that of a handsome premier division footballer falls in love with a 20-stone woman ... who just happens to be the ninth richest woman in Italy and the Italian restaurateur thrown into jail after being unable to explain his yacht, a Ferrari and a home in Florence, while only declaring a profit of £70,000 a year will delight those with a wicked sense of humour.

If you like Jeffrey Archer you might also like to read books by Harry Bingham, James Patterson and Nicholas Coleridge.


Cat O' Nine Tales by Jeffrey Archer

Cat Oâ Nine Tales is the sixth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller illustrated by the internationally acclaimed artist, Ronald Searle, creator of Molesworth.

These twelve yarns are so satisfying because they are ingeniously plotted, include richly drawn characters and have deliciously unexpected conclusions. They feature the mad, the bad and the dangerous to know as well as some more poignant and telling characters. Many of these stories came to Archer while he was incarcerated for two years in five different prisons, and so they have a prison theme. Others were inspired since he was released, but all in all they confirm his position as one of the best storytellers alive today


'Stylish, witty and constantly entertaining... Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories' The Times

About the Author

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University, where as a world-class sprinter he represented Great Britain in international competition. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992.

All of his novels -- from 1974's Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to 1991's As the Crow Flies -- have been international bestsellers. Mr. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in London and Cambridge, England.

Photograph © Terry O’Neill

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6th October 2006


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