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As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies

Jeffrey Archer

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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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Praise for As the Crow Flies

“One of the top ten storytellers in the world.” —Los Angeles Times

“Archer...has an extraordinary talent for turning notoriety into gold, and telling fast-moving stories.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages.” —The Boston Globe

“Great fun!” —Kirkus Reviews

“A master at mixing power, politics, and profit into fiction.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Archer is a master entertainer.” —Time

“Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages.” —The Boston Globe

“Cunning plots, silken style...Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader.” —The New York Times

“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas...unsurpassed skill...making the reader wonder intensely what will happen next.” —The Washington Post

“Archer is one of the most captivating storytellers writing today. His novels are dramatic, fast moving, totally entertaining-and almost impossible to put down.” —Pittsburgh Press

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About the author

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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