The official Synopsis:
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 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.
My Two Cents:
Clifton Chronicles have been the most favourite of my book series. Written by Jeffery Archer who is a true master of fictional characters and stories, with almost all his books keeping me engaged.
Jeffery Archer is an excellent writer and his different style of running parallel stories for each character through varying time frames makes his books unique as well as extremely engaging.
This is the last book of the series and brings the whole chronicle to a fitting end. A story that had started decades ago between two gentlemen from completely opposite ends of the social spectrum.
I have come really love the books characters and how the book actually carries you through the world war and to the booming business world.
I wont give away much of the story but do highly recommend everyone to read the entire series and I guarantee you wont be bored!
Link to Goodreads: This was A Man