As the Crow Flies

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Macmillan, May 16, 2004 - Fiction - 800 pages
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Growing up in the slums of East End London, Charlie Trumper dreams of someday running his grandfather's fruit and vegetable barrow. That day comes suddenly when his grandfather dies leaving him the floundering business. With the help of Becky Salmon, an enterprising young woman, Charlie sets out to make a name for himself as "The Honest Trader". But the brutal onset of World War I takes Charlie far from home and into the path of a dangerous enemy whose legacy of evil follows Charlie and his family for generations.

Encompassing three continents and spanning over sixty years, As the Crow Flies brings to life a magnificent tale of one man's rise from rags to riches set against the backdrop of a changing century.

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User Review  - Tony2704 - LibraryThing

Brilliant . First novel i've read by Archer but wont be the last. So many twists to keep the story line interesting and an unexpected ending. As much as i don't like Archer you have to say that he is an exceptional author Read full review

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User Review  - Jiraiya - LibraryThing

Jeffrey Archer has proven himself many times. As The Crow Flies proves that he hit the ground running and was already a very good storyteller while young. He knows that even if he repeats himself, as ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992. All of his novels and short story collections - including Kane and Abel, Honor Among Thieves, and To Cut a Long Story Short - have been international bestsellers, selling over 120 million copies worldwide. Archer is married with two children and lives in England.

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