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In the Eye of the Beholder: A Short Story

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Previously published in the anthology Cat O'Nine Tales, this is the story of a star athlete who has a fateful run-in with a three-hundred pound woman.

One of the author's own personal favorites, In the Eye of the Beholder is Jeffrey Archer at his best—witty, suspenseful, sad, surprising, and unforgettable.
ebook, 32 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by St. Martin's Press (first published August 1st 2011)
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History often repeats itself, but this took the cake! Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the humor in this story. It was a lovely surprise to read something by Mr. Archer that was SO humerous. I found myself wishing that in some small way, the art dealer could have found a true love of his own. Perhaps that may have taken away from the story though. Such are the thoughts of a reader who adores her husband.
Dec 17, 2016 Rachael rated it really liked it
This story was adorable. I liked the intricate details and the great artistic background knowledge. I enjoyed the imagery and the different character personalities. This story is good if you want a quick read with some chuckles weaved into it. The ending was the cherry on top!
I found this story delightful! The love of the football player and his wife was never touched by the critical remarks of people who obviously never look in the mirror themselves. And the surprise at the end was just wonderful.
Nov 18, 2016 Molly rated it it was ok
I am actually quite stunned at how much this story absolutely STUNK. It has been quite a long while since I read anything by Lord Archer. It will be quite a long while before I read anything again. I detested this story.
Nov 02, 2011 Veronica rated it liked it
Shelves: my-ebooks
It was ok, a short story to read if your bored.
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Mar 03, 2013 Mary Margaret rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this short story. To short too comment on the story without giving it away.
Barbara Jamieson
As usual excellent. Love his short stories.
Nov 28, 2013 Kathy rated it really liked it
A really short story! It was an enjoyable read, though!
Chris Carr
Aug 10, 2015 Chris Carr rated it really liked it
Typical Jeffrey Archer.... great story, lots of depth, fun read.
Jan 22, 2016 Robin marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I love his books!
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Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.

He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. He is married
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