This Was a Man - Jeffrey Archer

This Was a Man

By Jeffrey Archer

  • Release Date: 2016-11-03
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 286 Ratings

Description

This Was a Man is the seventh and final, captivating instalment of the Clifton Chronicles from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer.

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 a pawn in a larger game?

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 after Hakim Bishara resigns for personal reasons. Sebastian and his wife Samantha’s talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue.

Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and the 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.

Reviews

  • About a man

    5
    By Dee HarleyBennett
    What a fantastic book Sad it was the end of the series Jeffrey Archer is one of the greatest writers of all times and takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences So very clever
  • Unputdownable

    5
    By popinjay123
    Not a reader.!. After this series of books, I am...
  • Disappointing finale

    3
    By Dissapointed me
    I have really enjoyed the Clifton series, the adventures of Harry and his family have captivated me from the very beginning. However this last instalment has somewhat bored me in parts. I feel the story has lost itself and turned into a tale of politics, losing the spark from the other books which is a real shame.
  • Amazing series!!! Read them all

    5
    By Stevey_84
    Absolutely brilliant. Even shed a tear at the end. Have read all of these books am so gutted Harry an emma will be no more.
  • Excellent read

    5
    By Nana Denkye
    Thoroughly enjoyed the Clifton Chronicles. 'This was a man' was a perfect ending to a perfect story!
  • When is Book 8 coming........

    5
    By SDMaxwell
    I thoroughly enjoyed all of the Clifton Chronicles, great story telling and found that I was drawn into the books and didnt want to put them down. "This Was A Man" was excellent and I was moved to tears near the end. Thank you Jeffrey for another wonderful book - as others have said a heartwarming and enjoyable series.
  • You've got to read the lot

    5
    By Fizzyducker
    I would never have thought of reading this authors work, but found the first book by chance & immediately became engrossed, needing to read the whole collection. To map a persons life with such skill, historical context and suspense whilst keeping up to date with other characters (some of whom you will love, others you will hate), plus tragedy & victories, is a testament to the authors skill. These books had me hooked, reading any chance I could get. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Original JJ
    The whole series is brilliant. And Archer saved the best til last.
  • Clifton Chronicles

    5
    By CobbyS
    Mr Archer, My thanks and congratulations on a fantastic story. I have just finished the seventh book and Couldn't type this for at least 10 minutes until the tears had stopped. I have read most of your books which I have enjoyed immensely but these were exceptional. I am now going to really struggle to select my next read. Gracious thanks Steve C
  • This was a man

    5
    By Thee Silver Fox
    Seventh novel in the Clifton Chronicles by G Archer - astounding finish. Never saw it coming! Was in tears - a grown man in tears - such descriptive that it pulled me in totally.