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This Was a Man  : The Clifton Chronicles: Book 7 - Jeffrey Archer

This Was a Man

The Clifton Chronicles: Book 7

Hardcover Published: 25th October 2016
ISBN: 9781447252245
Number Of Pages: 400

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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.


Another masterpiece from the best


Just another great book from my favourite writer.

Hobart Tasmania


A good read as usual about a british upper class family.


Read the entire Clifton chronicles and enjoyed the yarns



I enjoyed the series


One of my favourite authors with his books always having many twists and turns.



Great read.last in the Harry Clifton series.


I have read the entire Clifton series and loved reading the trials and fortunes of the Clifton family.

Darwin Australia


Best series ever


best series Archer has written

Newcastle, NSW, Australia


A fitting finale for a thoroughly enjoyable tale


Jeffrey Archer has done it again. This is a wonderful finale to a saga from a master story-teller.





Good read. All the Clifton Chronicles have been well written. Sadly, this was the last in the series.



This Was a Man

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ISBN: 9781447252245
ISBN-10: 1447252241
Series: The Clifton Series: Book 7
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 25th October 2016
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.3

Jeffrey Archer

About the Author

Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include the Clifton Chronicles, Kane and Abel and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter.

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