The short, the long and the tall : short stories

Published 2020
Item Details

"Jeffrey Archer ... joins forces with renowned illustrator Paul Cox to re-imagine twenty of his most popular and fêted short stories alongside ... watercolor illustrations in The Short, The Long and the Tall. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to solve a murder and ends up falling in love; and the pretentious schoolboy whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life forever. Revel in the stories of the woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university during the 1930s, and another young woman who thumbs a lift and has an encounter she will never forget. Discover the haunting story about four men whose characters are tested to the point of death. Finally, a short parable about how pointless war is, and how decent people are caught up in the crossfire of their leaders' ambitions"-- Provided by publisher.

First U.S. edition.
279 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Color illustrations on endpapers.
Never stop on the motorway
Cheap at half the price
Who killed the mayor?
It can't be October already
Stuck on you
The grass is always greener
The Queen's birthday telegram
Clean sweep Ignatius
The first miracle
Caste off
A wasted hour
Just good friends
Christina Rosenthal
A gentleman and a scholar
The road to Damascus
Old love
A good toss to lose
One man's meat
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