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The Short, The Long and The Tall

Jeffrey Archer Paul Cox

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Macmillan
14 January 2021
International number one bestselling author Jeffrey Archer is a master of the short story form, creating classic tales beloved by his fans and hitting the top of the bestseller lists with his previous collections.

In The Short, The Long and The Tall the master storyteller joins forces with renowned illustrator Paul Cox, to re-imagine twenty of Jeffrey Archer's most popular and feted short stories alongside beautifully rendered watercolour illustrations.

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. This will be a must-buy for dedicated fans of both the author and illustrator's work.
By:   Jeffrey Archer
Illustrated by:   Paul Cox
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 271mm,  Width: 236mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   1.330kg
ISBN:   9780230748279
ISBN 10:   0230748279
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   14 January 2021
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include the Clifton Chronicles, Kane and Abel and Cat O' Nine Tales, is one of the world's favourite storytellers and has topped the bestseller lists around the world in a career spanning four decades. His work has been sold in ninety-seven countries and in more than thirty-seven languages. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). Jeffrey is also an art collector, sports lover, and amateur auctioneer, conducting numerous charity auctions every year. A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter. Paul Cox's fluid, immediate draughtsmanship and vibrant colour makes him one of the most enjoyable of contemporary illustrators. Paul exhibits regularly at Chris Beetles gallery in London and many of his paintings are in private collections.

Reviews for The Short, The Long and The Tall

If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win * Daily Telegraph * Stylish, witty and constantly entertaining . . . Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories * The Times *


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