This Was a Man
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This Was a Man


This Was a Man is the captivating final instalment 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 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, 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.

Title:This Was a Man
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:432 pages

    This Was a Man Reviews

  • Matt
    Nov 29, 2016

    Archer completes his heptalogy in fine form, coming full circle with the Cliftons and Barringtons, while peppering the narrative with other key characters and their plights from 1978-92. As the novel ...

  • Archit Ojha
    Dec 23, 2016

    And Jeffrey Archer does it again! “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Giving anything away of its synopsis would be an injustice to others. So I'll onl...

  • Aditi
    Nov 15, 2016

    “My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.” ----Rick RiordanJeffrey Archer, the inte...

  • Girish
    Mar 30, 2017

    The sunset book in the Clifton Chronicles is an average fare. Yes, it showed brilliance in parts, the cliched at places - but as the 7th book in the series it was much less dramatic.I do not blame Arc...

  • Donna
    Jan 26, 2017

    This is the 7th and final book in the Clifton Chronicles series by Jeffrey Archer. Three years ago, I stumbled on to the first one by accident ( I liked the cover) and I have been hopelessly drawn to ...

  • Tim
    Dec 18, 2016

    A bit too long on politics and a conniver to bring the rating any higher. 7 of 10 stars...

  • Sean Smart
    Jan 07, 2017

    An entertaining series ends with this rather flat conclusion where little is actually really concluded and a lot of Tory bias. I didn't really enjoy it as much as the others in the series and to be ho...

  • Tim
    Jan 13, 2017

    Too long on politics and a conniver to bring the rating any higher. 6 of 10 stars...

  • Wendy
    Nov 25, 2016

    This Was a ManWhat an incredible series. I can't remember reading a series that I couldn't wait for the next book to be published every year. I wish I could have waited and read the whole story one bo...

  • Jeanne
    Feb 28, 2017

    Some authors do not know when to stop at a good point when working on a series, and Mr Archer went one too many with the Clifton Chronicles. In my opinion, a more appropriate title for this story woul...