Search Results: "Jeffrey Archer"


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JEFFREY STRANGEWAYS by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Murphy's adept pen drawings add a lot to the fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Worst Witch (1974) tells a funny story about a medieval 11-year-old whose rescue of the local knight- errant is the result of slapstick-style good luck. Read full book review >

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Lightweight, entertaining beach reading."
The fourth volume of Archer's (Best Kept Secret, 2013, etc.) Clifton Chronicles finds the Barrington-Clifton family ensnared in financial conspiracies over a make-or-break Barrington Shipping project. Read full book review >

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CAT O’ NINE TALES by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"Could have benefited from more fictionalizing."
Archer (False Impression, 2006, etc.) presents a dozen stranger-than-fiction stories. Read full book review >

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MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Expect once more unto the breach: The conclusion's a turbo-charged cliffhanger that'll have fans screaming Arrrcherr!"
The fifth of Archer's Clifton Chronicles begins with a bang before heading on to only slightly less explosive ground as Archer examines his fictional clan's financial, political and personal contretemps in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"An amusement suitable for airplane or beach reading."
Archer (Only Time Will Tell, 2011, etc.) continues The Clifton Chronicles with hero Harry Clifton still in harm's way. Read full book review >

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PATHS OF GLORY by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"A bland yarn in the Boys' Own Adventure mold about an old-fashioned hero from the days when the Empire demanded nothing less."
Fictionalized account of the mountain climber who may or may not have been the first man to conquer Everest. Read full book review >

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SONS OF FORTUNE by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Flat, bland, covered in wastelands of cliché."
Twins separated at birth are reunited decades later after many, many twists of fate. Read full book review >

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AS THE CROW FLIES by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Great fun, the sort of fast-moving novel of which you believe not a word and enjoy every minute. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for August)"
Mega-selling Archer herein produces exactly the sort of sprawling family saga that he does so well: the rags-to-riches story of Charlie Trumper, who learns his trade selling vegetables from his grandfather's pushcart and who rises to become the wealthy and powerful founder of London's most elegant department store against great odds and vicious opposition. Read full book review >

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COMETH THE HOUR by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Another artful Archer telenovela, readable as a stand-alone family drama but more a treat for those captured by the series."
Archer (Mightier Than the Sword, 2015, etc.) has great good fun with the sixth volume of his Clifton Chronicles, this one covering the 1970s; his characters move from peril to peril, mostly financial or political, while occasionally straying into territory where bullets fly. Read full book review >

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ONLY TIME WILL TELL by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"For all its considerable girth, remarkably thin."
The first book in a new series, a family saga called The Clifton Chronicles, slated to cover 100 years. Read full book review >

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AND THEREBY HANGS A TALE by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This is the ideal book to pop into a bag or keep in the car and carry to pass the time, since the stories are short, easy to read and simple."
A collection of O. Henry-esque stories from British author Archer (Sons of Fortune, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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HEAVEN by Jeffrey Archer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"The R T Hon Lord is once more at large. We can only hope he reamains 'on the out,' never to serve again."
Prisoner number FF8282 completes his jailhouse trilogy (A Prison Diary, 2003, Purgatory, 2004). Read full book review >