No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never forget. Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect murder; the self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash; and the finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. Jeffrey Archer's collection of twelve spellbinding stories, A Twist in the Tale, will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor that you'll never forget.
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Timeless tales from all over India. From Bengal to Bastar and Kashmir to Coorg, there are stories that have been handed down generations: bedtime stories for children, fireside stories for travellers, who have heard these tales, wondered at them and repeated them to others. In A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales, Aditi De collects forty such stories from various parts of India and retells them with dollops of humour. A friendless crocodile, a timid mouse and a vain fox are among some of the eccentric characters that appear in this book. There is also a clever princess, a hapless priest with heron feathers flying out of his mouth, and galleries of rogues. Strange happenings are not uncommon, so a nail tree grows out of nail clippings and a beetle saves a man from the dungeons. Full of the details of everyday life, festivities and food, these ageless stories have seldom been so exciting and such fun. Accompanied by Uma Krishnaswamy's brilliant illustrations, this book will introduce the magic of Indian folktales to a new generation of readers.
More Indian Folktales
Author: Aditi De
Publisher: Penguin Books India
A TWIST IN THE TALE is a book containing four different stories - but what each story has in common is that they all have an unusual and unexpected ending. A final unforseen twist - hence the title. The first - SEA DEEP- tells the story of Pete an advertising man in London who is suddenly made redundant. Finding it difficult to get another job in the world of advertising he embarks on an adventure to fulfill an ambition which subsequently completely changes his life. The second - ILLUSION - recounts the impact on a small boy during World War Two of seeing captured Italian soldiers behind barbed wire in a prisoner of war camp built on the moors outside Sheffield and the friendship that he establishes with one of them followed by his subsequent attempt after the war to meet the man back in his home village near Milan. The third - CHOICE - again returns to the Advertising and Marketing world. As the story evolves we see how the central character Dave struggles with his conscience over the affair he is having with a work colleague, and how it affects his relationship with his wife and two children. Eventually he has to make a choice - wife or mistress? But fate has a way of interfering in his decision. The final story - GONE - deals with the issue of a businessman happily married for ten years but who one Sunday afternoon simply walks out of their farmhouse and completely disappears. Where has he gone and why? And who is the mysterious Bulgarian woman who appears on the scene and what has she got to do with the missing man? A taut "who-dun-it" which like the other stories at the end has a Twist in the Tale .
Four stories with surprising endings
Author: Mike Upton
Publisher: Author House
A diverse collection of poems, all with a twist at the end to surprise you. This one is by Rachel Rooney: 'A cynical man from Mauritius, Thought it foolish to be superstitious. When a black cat passed near, He stood firm, without fear (What a shame that the panther was vicious.'
Author: Valerie Bloom
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Category: Children's poetry, English
No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never forget. Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect murder; the self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash; and the finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. Jeffrey Archer's collection of twelve spellbinding stories will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor that you'll never forget.
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Wolfeyes Books
Reading level: 5 [blue].
Five Short Stories
Author: Arthur Hoey Davis,Penny Cameron,John George Lang,Mary Fortune,Henry Lawson,Jessie Couvreur
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Author: Parsimony Press Staff
Category: Short stories
What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.
A Twisted Tale
Author: Liz Braswell
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The follow-up to Brian Tracy's Create Your Own Future, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life is a book packed with principles that the reader can immediately apply to get positive results in their professional and personal lives. It delivers a powerful, positive message for business people who want to achieve their full potential and climb to the heights of success.
Write Winning Twist Stories for Popular Magazines
Author: Adele Ramet
Publisher: How to Books Limited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Children have an imagination which cannot be controlled. Ingenius - A Twist in the Tale is compilation of various stories written by children. The top 50 stories have been hand-picked by a jury consisting Ruskin Bond and Chetan Bhagat and the editorial team of Red Turtle. The stories are about talking rabbits, squirrels, parents, grandparents and everything that is essential to a child’s life. Some stories are of joy and some portray sadness and other deep emotions.
Author: Max Life Insurance
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A collection of anecdotes from New Zealand hunter Mitch Irvine.
Author: Mitch Irvine
Category: Feral swine hunting
Author: Haydn Lewis
Publisher: Indepenpress Publishing
Carla Moorland has been murdered, and John Hoskins, who had been having an affair with her, knows who did it - himself. John's wife Elizabeth, rather than calling the police, is determined to keep John out of prison, even if it means that an innocent man will be punished for the crime.
Author: Hugh Janes
Category: Detective and mystery plays, English