This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or innocent bystander?
The final novel in the epic Clifton Chronicles series.
This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies?
In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or innocent bystander?
Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.
Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha’s talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue.
Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons.
In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.
This Was a Man is the captivating final installment of the Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world, and enhanced Jeffrey Archer’s reputation as a master storyteller.
This Was A Man is the 7th and final instalment in the hugely popular series, The Clifton Chronicles.
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"The Chronicles would make a terrific drama series for TV. Thank you Mr Archer."
"I have read all 7 books and loved everyone. I have just finished the last one and couldn't stop crying. The books are really wonderful. "
"If the 'Clifton Chronicles' is ever made in a series of films I would be the first in the queue. Well done."
"Jeffrey Archer is such a wonderful expressive writer and enjoy all his novels."
"Five stars all the way for this wonderful book."
"A triumph for both the author and fiction as a whole."
"The grand finale at the conclusion of This Was A Man is possibly the most cleverly crafted ending I've ever read."
"A magnificent and masterful final chapter in the Clifton / Barrington saga. "
"The last chapter was so moving, I cried."
"With 7 books in this Clifton Chronicles, it is an epic, a family drama spanning a century. You grow to know them individually."
"There isn't one book of Jeffrey Archer that I haven't enjoyed. A truly remarkable storyteller."
"From the beginning one is aware that they are in the hands of an author who has perfected his craft, has a firm grasp of his characters and the plot."