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Cat o' nine tales, Jeffrey Archer ; illustrated by Ronald Searle

Label
Cat o' nine tales
Title
Cat o' nine tales
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Archer ; illustrated by Ronald Searle
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While incarcerated for two years in five different prisons, Jeffrey Archer picked up several ideas for short stories. They range from a tale of The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office to the story of a company chairman who tried to poison his wife while on a trip to St. Petersburg - both with unexpected consequences. In another, Maestro, an Italian restaurateur ends up in jail, unable to explain to the tax man how he can afford a yacht, a Ferrari and a home in Florence, while only declaring a profit of [actual symbol not reproducible]100,000 a year." "The Red King is a tale about a con man who discovers that an English Lord requires one more chess piece to complete a set that would be worth a fortune. In another tale of deception, The Commissioner, a Bombay con artist ends up in the morgue after he uses the police chief as balt in his latest scam. The Alibi reveals how a convict manages to remove an old enemy while he's locked up in jail, and then set up two prison officers as his alibi. In total contrast is the accountant, who, In Charity Begins at Home, realizes he has achieved nothing in his life and sets out to make a fortune before he retires." "And then there is Archer's favourite, which he came across after leaving prison. In the Eye of the Beholder, where a handsome premier division footballer falls in love with a twenty-stone woman ... who just happens to be the ninth richest woman in Italy."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BNB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Cat o' nine tales, Jeffrey Archer ; illustrated by Ronald Searle
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Cat o' nine tales, Jeffrey Archer ; illustrated by Ronald Searle
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Alibi
  • A Greek tragedy
  • The commissioner
  • In the eye of the beholder
  • The man who robbed his own post office
  • Maestro
  • Don't drink the water
  • It can't be October already
  • The red king
  • The wisdom of Solomon
  • Know what I mean?
  • Charity begins at home
Control code
10896769
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781405032582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Kotui multi-version record.
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Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) WG173700

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