The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer MacMillan (e-book)

Sunday, 1 April, 2012, 12:00am

Dunaden wins closest Melbourne Cup in history

When French jockey Christophe Lemaire arrived in Australia on Monday, he was not sure he would even have a Melbourne Cup ride.

A little over 24 hours later he prevailed in a thrilling photo finish to win the A$6 million race aboard the French-trained stayer Dunaden, roared on by a huge crowd of more than 100,000.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Jetlag the secret to getting the best out of horses

The failure and abandonment of John Moore's Melbourne tilt with Mighty High and Silver Grecian shows again how tough it is to win overseas, and it seems to get even tougher when the horses and the staff with them are away for an extended period.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Only Time will Tell: Clifton Chronicles Vol 1

Only Time will Tell: Clifton Chronicles Vol 1 by Jeffrey Archer (read by Roger Allam, Emilia Fox) Macmillan Digital Audio (audiobook)

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Archer channels his nasty side

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer Pan Macmillan HK$247

Last year's Jeffrey Archer offering was another collection of unchallenging short stories. Thereby Hangs A Tale was the author almost parodying himself with gentle yarns mostly from his always-slightly-retro England. It's safe to say he probably didn't break a sweat with that one.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A Prisoner of Birth

A Prisoner of Birth

by Jeffrey Archer

Macmillan, HK$105

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Organised crime

For a man who has made millions writing page-turners, British best-selling author Jeffrey Archer makes a surprising revelation: he never quite knows where one of his stories is heading.

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Melbourne Cup visits Hong Kong

The Melbourne Cup, one of the great sporting trophies of the racing world, has arrived in Hong Kong in its new role as a cultural, business and tourism envoy for the Australian city that has been its home for 145 years.

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Buoyant Fownes refuses to see his late start as a disadvantage

'I'm really quite satisfied with how things are shaping'

If retiring trainer Lawrie Fownes had one wish last season, it was to see his son Caspar with a licence to train in his own right after working by his side for almost 20 years. If he had a second wish, it was to see the team he and Caspar had built stay together under his son's hand.

28 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Jupiter show starts in southeast sky

Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, will be directly opposite the sun on July 4. Astronomers call this planetary alignment an opposition, a term used when the Earth comes between any of the outer planets, Mars to Pluto, and the sun.

1 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Same name plays the same game

EAGLE TRAP, by Geoffrey Archer (Arrow, $60).

THIS is the other Geoffrey Archer - the one with a G - and not to be confused with Jeffrey whose work includes Cain and Abel, First Among Equals and the latest, Honour Among Thieves; the member of the British Parliament dragged into court by the accusations of a prostitute.

4 Jul 1993 - 12:00am