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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.

This Was a Man is the captivating final installment 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.



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Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies in 97 countries and more than 37 languages. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (nineteen times) , short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries) .

Jeffrey served five years as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and twenty-four years as a Member of the House of Lords.

His latest novel THIS WAS A MAN, will be published in November 2016, and is the final volume of a seven-book saga called The Clifton Chronicles. The penultimate book in the series, COMETH THE HOUR, came out in March, and went to #1 on the bestseller lists in the USA, the UK, Australia, South Africa, India, New Zealand, and Ireland.

Jeffrey is also an art collector, sports lover and amateur auctioneer, conducting around 30 charity auctions a year.



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