I really find the characters in these chronicles formulaic and unpleasant. I would never invite them to my dinner parties.
How Jeffrey Archer can hold a reader for 7 books is beyond me! In future, I wish he could spew books at a faster pace.
This is the seventh and final volume of the Clifton Chronicles. A tear-jerking ending to a really good series. Not quite the Forsyte Saga but kudos to Archer for the chutzpah to write a series covering a century.
Great wrap up to a wonderful series. I just finished the last of the Clifton Chronicles. Seven books in the series and each one a very fast moving detailed read - until book 7 where Jeffrey Archer seemed to feel the need to make it another 400+ page novel so filled it with details on playing rugby and British Parliamentary workings. As great as Harry Clifton's story was, the two women stole the series. Emma Barrington Clifton blazed a path for women and Lady Virginia Fenwick proved to be one shrewd manipulative woman who worked hard to get what she wanted by hook or by crook.
on the whole I give the series 5/5 stars. (this book a 4/5)
Jeffrey Archer at his plot twisting best!
The final book of a seven book chronicle.....excellent. Archer did a beautiful job of following a family to the end. Very good book.
A great series! I think I'll make a point of starting all over again and doing a read through book by book. Enough time had lapsed since reading the previous instalment I kind of lost track of some of the characters and their places in the novel.
The final installment in the Clifton Chronicles THIS WAS A MAN has shocking twists and turns....what an incredible series...I enjoyed every word and didn't want the book to end!!!!
The last chapter for this very interesting series. Enjoyed getting to know all the main characters in these books. Liked how it ended the story lines even though there was no explanation on how the villainous got what was coming to her. I hadn't read Archer for a long time and can say that he was able to keep my interest throughout the entire 7 book series. Well worth the time spent.
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