Two friends fall under the spell of a New York beauty - with quite unexpected results. An offhand remark is taken seriously by a Chinese sculptor, and a British diplomat becomes the owner of a priceless work of art. An insurance claims advisor has a most surprising encounter on the train home to Sevenoaks. The openings to three of this marvellous collection of stories that ends with a hauntingly-written, atmospheric account of two undergraduates at Oxford in the thirties, a tale of bitter rivalry that ends in a memorable love story.
Jeffrey Archer is one of the world's most successful authors. He has sold over 500 million copies of his novels and short stories worldwide. After a life in politics he was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992. Archer is married with two children and currently lives in Lincolnshire.