Cheap at Half the Price

Cheap at Half the Price

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's third collection of short stories, Twelve Red Herrings, comes this irresistible, witty and ingenious short read. Mrs Consuela Rosenheim is beautiful, clever – and, thanks to her three marriages, exorbitantly wealthy. On her birthday, she and Mr Rosenheim find themselves in London; he to conduct important business, and she to choose herself a sumptuous birthday gift. Wandering the streets of Mayfair, she happens upon a magnificent necklace – at an equally superlative price. All she needs to do now is employ her husband’s renowned bargaining techniques . . . Praise for Jeffrey Archer 'Probably the greatest storyteller of our age' Mail on Sunday

Title:Cheap at Half the Price
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    Cheap at Half the Price Reviews

  • TL

    This one sad to say, I didn't enjoy as much as the other two. While I was impressed with the main characters' chutzpah (right term?) and her skill at manipulating... the way the story was written left...

  • Ankit Saxena

    Touchè..Too good a story and too nice a plot for that. Jeffrey Archer is really a very good story teller and it proved after reading his so many shirt stories as of now. This one's a feather to the c...

  • Shirley Revill

    A short story from the year of short stories by Jeffrey Archer.I absolutely loved this story and I thought the ending was pure genius.Totally brilliant. Highly recommended....

  • Richard

    A story outlining the many qualities that perhaps make the female of the relationship when coupled with a mere man the superior being.The astute businessman it would seem may have a lot of money to sp...

  • Bibi

    MehThoroughly misogynistic and also quite dated. Still, no one tells a story quite like JA. On to the next short read!...

  • Agnieszka

    Excellent writting style and packed much content into the few pages.I didn't like the main character/plot very much and was struggling with the ethical side of the story....

  • J. Alchem

    Witty. Funny I loved this one. It was funny. The protagonist did justice to her character. The title was apt. Climax was cunning. ...

  • Jo

    Jeffrey Archer has been a long time favorite for many years. This story is no exception. I will have to dig out more books by Archer. I forgot how lovely his short stories were. ...

  • Ankita Singh

    Ha, this was a witty tale!...

  • Sarah McNally

    This is a lot more bearable than some other stories by Archer. I thought the ending was clever, and it kept a fast pace. I’d say this was the perfect length for this short story. Good job!...