Other Books in Series
This is book number 7 in the The Clifton Chronicles series.
- #1: Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles #1) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #2: The Sins of the Father (The Clifton Chronicles #2) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #3: Best Kept Secret (The Clifton Chronicles #3) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #4: Be Careful What You Wish For: A Novel (The Clifton Chronicles #4) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #5: Mightier Than the Sword: A Novel (The Clifton Chronicles #5) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #6: Cometh the Hour: Book Six Of the Clifton Chronicles (Mass Market): $9.99
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer comes This Was a Man.
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.
About the Author
JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He served five years as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and has served twenty-six years as a Member of the House of Lords. Now published in 97 countries and more than 37 languages, all of his novels and short story collections—including Kane & Abel, Only Time Will Tell and This Was a Man—have been international bestsellers. Jeffrey is married with two sons and three grandchildren, and lives in London, Cambridge and Majorca.
“Archer continues his storytelling magic to create characters of spellbinding substance, and readers can count on his surprising twists and shocking conclusion. Here, just when the end seems too tidy, Archer provides a killer cliffhanger.”—Publishers Weekly on The Clifton Chronicles
“Archer packs a plot with thrills and chills enough for readers to keep turning the pages, saying, What's gonna happen next?...The conclusion's a turbo-charged cliffhanger that'll have fans screaming Arrrcherr!”—Kirkus Reviews on Mightier Than the Sword
“Archer’s…tight plotting makes for a page-turning rich man’s soap opera…Entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews on Be Careful What You Wish For