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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Monnie
    Feb 11, 2017

    Fans of the author's Clifton Chronicles series, like me, may hate to see it come to an end - it's rather like losing an old friend. For those who aren't familiar with the series, though, my suggestion...

  • Tim
    Dec 18, 2016

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

  • Simone
    Nov 16, 2016

    I knew what to expect with Book 7, and my review is pretty much the same as Book 6 however this time around I was not as into it. The “collection of short stories” feel was too high and I didn’t...

  • 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...

  • Arvind
    Nov 22, 2016

    3.5/5 Starting with something personal and a bit unrelated (anyways doubt if I can add to my reviews of the 6 earlier books :) - Often when I see witty speakers, I used to envy them and used to think ...