This Was a Man: The Final Volume of The Clifton Chronicles

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Nov 8, 2016 - Fiction - 416 pages

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer
The sweeping saga of the Cliftons—across generations, from Europe to America, through heartache and rivalry and triumph—is about to reach its stunning conclusion. Harry Clifton’s story began in 1920, as a dock worker in England, and now he is set to write his magnum opus. As he reflects on his days, the lives of his family continue to unfold, unravel, and intertwine in ways no one could have imagined . . .
Harry’s wife Emma, who just completed her time at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, receives a surprise call from Margaret Thatcher. Meanwhile, Giles Barrington discovers a shocking truth about his wife, Karin. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara’s abrupt resignation. Sebastian’s daughter Jessica is expelled from school, but her aunt Grace comes to the rescue. And Lady Virginia, who is set to flee the country to avoid her creditors, finds an opportunity to clear her debts after the Duchess of Hertford dies—and a way to finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons.

 

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User Review  - nwieme - LibraryThing

Was a great way to end this series! It was just a little blah blah blah on some of those political sections, but I LOVED the "resolution" of Karin's story on the Berlin Wall. Great characters, great story and an excellent (but sad) ending to a wonderful series! Read full review

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User Review  - Tess_W - LibraryThing

Archer is one of my favorite authors---I know he's a scoundrel, but he can surely write a book! Archer was a previous British politician removed from office by a scandal, spent time in prison, and now ... Read full review

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JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and twenty-four years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections—including Cometh the Hour, the instant #1 New York Times bestseller—have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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