The seventh and final volume in Jeffrey Archer’s New York Times bestselling Clifton Chronicles series, This Was a Man, brings the epic saga of the Clifton family’s love, loss, and ambition to a dazzling 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With both a tender touch and an ambitious sweep, Jeffrey Archer concludes his far-reaching Harry Clifton saga, which mapped over a century of seismic shifts. The drama’s well-rounded cast of characters learn that no matter what their personal goals are, life may well have other plans for them. Archer draws on everything from the Bible and Shakespeare to espionage and autobiography. His writing is heartbreaking and funny, often in the same breath—and his distinctly British outlook rings as true as the emotional finale to his much-loved series.
This Was a Man
A worthy conclusion to the Harry Clifton saga.
A Fitting End
What a wonderful journey Jeffrey Archer has taken us on. The Clifton and Barrington story is epic, and Archer gives it an appropriate send-off. Thank you!
I've read all the books in the Clifton series and loved each one. I felt the characters were my friends. I will miss them.