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Mightier Than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer
  

Mightier Than the Sword

Part of the The Clifton Chronicles Series
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The fifth volume in the Clifton Chronicles being the life of the Barringtons. The last finished with the IRA trying to sabotage their new Atlantic liner. Arch enemies reappear, Giles Barrington’s former wife is still out for blood, the Argentine financier is out for revenge and Emma, now chairperson of the shipping company, is under attack. It is all very dramatic and I do believe you need to have read all previous volumes to appreciate this, but some believe it can be read on its own. Either way it’s one hell of a fast read, over 400 pages that are difficult to put down and left wide open for the next. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Jeffrey Archer you might also like to read books by Robert Ryan, Nicholas Coleridge and Harry Bingham.

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Mightier Than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer

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.

About the Author

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University, where as a world-class sprinter he represented Great Britain in international competition. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992.

All of his novels -- from 1974's Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to 1991's As the Crow Flies -- have been international bestsellers. Mr. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in London and Cambridge, England.

Photograph © Terry O’Neill

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Publication date

27th August 2015

Author

Jeffrey Archer

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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ISBN

9780330517966

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