This Was a Man

The Final Volume of The Clifton Chronicles

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466867515

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer 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.
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Only Time Will Tell

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780312539566

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4424

Bristol dock worker Harry Clifton's unexpected scholarship leads him to pursue a very different life while uncovering the truth about his father's identity.
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The Complete Clifton Chronicles, Books 1-7

Only Time Will Tell, The Sins of the Father, Best Kept Secret, Be Careful What You Wish For, Mightier than the Sword, Cometh the Hour, This Was a Man

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250131499

Category: Fiction

Page: 2768

View: 7997

#1 New York Times and international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer’s Clifton Chronicles series has taken the world by storm, with 2.5 million copies in print in English. This multi-generational, multi-volume saga of fate, fortune, and redemption follows the Clifton and Barrington families on a breathtaking journey from 1920 all the way through the present. Here together for the first time in an eBook bundle are the complete Clifton Chronicles, including all seven novels: Only Time Will Tell The Sins of the Father Best Kept Secret Be Careful What You Wish For Mightier Than the Sword Cometh the Hour This Was a Man
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Best Kept Secret

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 0330517945

Category: British

Page: 480

View: 2512

The third book in the internationally bestselling Clifton Chronicles from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer"An artful blend of colorful characters, seething resentment, calculated revenge, and a shocking, tragic cliffhanger" Publishers Weekly1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate. In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family march onto the page. After Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret will answer all these questions, but once again, pose so many more.THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES SERIESBOOK 1: Only Time Will TellBOOK 2: The Sins of the FatherBOOK 3: Best Kept SecretBOOK 4: Be Careful What You Wish ForBOOK 5: Mightier Than The SwordBOOK 6: Cometh The Hour
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The Sins of the Father

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429949031

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles.... Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity. But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.
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The Clifton Chronicles, Books 1-4

Only Time Will Tell; The Sins of the Father; Best Kept Secret; Be Careful What You Wish For

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466888083

Category: Fiction

Page: 1536

View: 2663

#1 New York Times and international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicles series has taken the world by storm, with 2.5 million copies in print in English. This multi-generational, multi-volume saga of fate, fortune, and redemption follows the Clifton and Barrington families on a breathtaking journey from 1920 all the way through the present. Here together for the first time in an eBook bundle are the first four Clifton Chronicles novels: Only Time Will Tell The first book in the Clifton Chronicles begins in 1920 with the words, "I was told that my father was killed in the war," launching the story of Harry Clifton, the hero of Archer's epic tale, and taking him as far as the beginning of WWII. The Sins of the Father On the run from a terrible family secret, Harry Clifton joins the Merchant Navy on the eve of WWII and must escape both the consequences of assuming another soldier's identity and the horrors of war. Best Kept Secret Now that Harry and the love of his life are free to marry, the powerful Clifton Chronicles moves into the 1950s and the boyhood of Harry's son Sebastian. Be Careful What You Wish For As the popular Clifton Chronicles advances to the 1960s, Harry's nemesis Don Pedro Martinez will stop at nothing to get his revenge on Harry on his family.
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Mightier Than the Sword

A Novel

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250034507

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives? When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger. His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall. Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time? In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival. Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.
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Heads You Win

A Novel

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250172500

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . . In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia. With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is #1 New York Times bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.
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Cometh the Hour

Book Six Of the Clifton Chronicles

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250091789

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4736

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals are still plotting to bring him and his chairman down. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. Like the previous Clifton Chronicles novels, Cometh the Hour showcases Archer's extraordinary storytelling and trademark twists.
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The Clifton Chronicles

Volumes 1 And 2

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9781509801770

Category: Families

Page: 896

View: 936

The tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1919, in Bristol. His father was a war hero, but it will be 21 tumultuous years before Harry discovers the truth about how his father really died and if, in fact, he even was his father. When he goes to school, he meets Giles Barrington, soon to become his best friend, and Giles's sister, Emma. From that moment, the two families will be forever entwined. Taking a cast of memorable characters from the ravages of the Great War through to the end of the Second World War, family loyalties are stretched to their limits as secrets unravel, and the story moves from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.In Jeffrey Archer's masterful hands, you will be taken on a journey that you won't want to end, filled with gasp-making twists and turns. Discover the spellbinding family saga that has enthralled readers across the world and sold over five million copies.
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Best Kept Secret

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 125000098X

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

View: 655

Embarking on a shared family life after the events of The Sins of the Father, Harry, Emma, Sebastian and Jessica find their happiness challenged by Emma's brother's engagement to a fortune-seeker, Sebastian's hedonist pursuits and a grudge-bearing enemy from the past who would destroy their careers.
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Cat O'Nine Tales

And Other Stories

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312362645

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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A collection of short stories features one dozen pieces that include "The Red King," "The Commissioner," and "Charity Begins at Home."
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As the Crow Flies

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429967204

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Growing up in the slums of East End London, Charlie Trumper dreams of someday running his grandfather's fruit and vegetable barrow. That day comes suddenly when his grandfather dies leaving him the floundering business. With the help of Becky Salmon, an enterprising young woman, Charlie sets out to make a name for himself as "The Honest Trader". But the brutal onset of World War I takes Charlie far from home and into the path of a dangerous enemy whose legacy of evil follows Charlie and his family for generations. Encompassing three continents and spanning over sixty years, As the Crow Flies brings to life a magnificent tale of one man's rise from rags to riches set against the backdrop of a changing century.
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Tell Tale

Stories

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466874791

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4402

Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection TELL TALE, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father’s wealth changes his life in the most profound way. Revel in the stories of the 1930’s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour. These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales prove not only why Archer has been compared by the critics to Dahl and Maugham, but why he was described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age.
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The Collected Short Stories

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429967327

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction are brought together in one irresistible volume... THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES A Quiver Full of Arrows takes readers on a journey of encounters that befall an assortment of kindly strangers, wary old friends, and long-lost loves. Sly reflections on human nature are at the center of A Twist in the Tale in which blindly adventurous game-players compete for stakes higher than they dreamed. Expect the unexpected and you'll still be surprised in Twelve Red Herrings, a dozen tales of betrayal, love, murder and revenge capped with a startling twist. Thirty-six stories in all, each poised to astonish and inspire, revealing "master entertainer" (Time) Jeffrey Archer at his artfully entertaining best.
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This Was a Man: The Clifton Chronicles 6

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1925479382

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The captivating final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer 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. THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES SERIES BOOK 1: Only Time Will Tell BOOK 2: The Sins of the Father BOOK 3: Best Kept Secret BOOK 4: Be Careful What You Wish For BOOK 5: Mightier Than The Sword BOOK 6: Cometh The Hour BOOK 7: This Was a Man
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Kane and Abel

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429953955

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred. Over sixty years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have...
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Sons of Fortune

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429954181

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING author Jeffrey Archer-returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny. In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth-not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a millionaire and his society wife. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale University with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers.... In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men -and how they eventually discover the truth-and its tragic consequences.
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A PRISONER OF BIRTH

Author: JEFFREY ARCHER

Publisher: MEHTA PUBLISHING HOUSE

ISBN: 9387319180

Category:

Page: 596

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If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. And when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat and the youngest partner in an established firm’s history, who is going to believe his side of the story? Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and is sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped. But everyone has underestimated Danny’s determination to seek revenge and Beth’s relentless quest to win justice . . . डॅनी कार्टराईटने बेथ विल्सनला लग्नाची मागणी आदल्या दिवशी किंवा दुस-या दिवशी घातली असती, तर त्याच्यावर आपल्या जिवलग मित्राचा खून केल्याचा आरोप ठेवण्यात आला नसता आणि त्याला अटकसुद्धा झाली नसती. जेव्हा फिर्यादी पक्षाकडून चार नामांकित साक्षीदार आणण्यात येतात : एक बॅरिस्टर, एक लोकप्रिय अभिनेता, एक उच्चकुलीन प्रतिष्ठीत व्यक्ती आणि एक नावाजलेल्या फर्ममधला तरुण, धडाडीचा पार्टनर... तेव्हा तुमची बाजू कोर्टात कोण ऐकून घेणार? डॅनीला बावीस वर्षांच्या जन्मठेपेची शिक्षा होते. त्याला बेलमार्श तुरुंगात पाठवण्यात येतं. देशातल्या सर्वांत जास्त कडक सुरक्षाव्यवस्थेसाठी प्रसिद्ध असलेला हा तुरुंग! आजवर कोणताही कैदी तिथून पळून जाऊ शकलेला नाही. पण डॅनीच्या अंतर्यामी एक आग भडकलेली आहे. आपल्यावर झालेल्या अन्यायाचा बदला घेण्याची आग. ती आग त्याला जाळते आहे; पण याची किंचितही कल्पना स्पेन्सर क्रेग, लॉरेन्स डेवनपोर्ट, जेराल्ड पेन आणि टोबी र्मोिटमर यांना नाही. डॅनीला साथ आहे त्याच्या प्रेयसीची, बेथची. डॅनीच्या नावाला लागलेला कलंक धुवून काढण्यासाठी तिनेही न्यायालयाची दारं ठोठावलेली आहेत. सच्चा दिलाच्या या प्रेमिकांच्या अथक प्रयत्नांनी अखेर त्या चौघांना पळता भुई थोडी होते. जिवावर उदार होऊन अखेर रणांगणातून पळ काढावा लागतो. `केन आणि एबल' नंतरची तेवढीच जबरदस्त, वाचकांची मती गुंग करणारी, शेवटच्या पानापर्यंत वाचकांच्या मनाचा ताबा घेऊन त्यांना खिळवून टाकणारी ही कादंबरी!
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