As the Crow Flies

· Pan Macmillan
87 reviews

About this ebook

Enthralling and ambitious, Sunday Times bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s As The Crow Flies brings to life one man’s rise from rags to riches - a boy who inherits a barrow and ends up with the biggest supermarket chain in the world.

Growing up in the slums of East End London, Charlie Trumper dreams of someday running his grandfather’s fruit and vegetable stall. That day comes all too suddenly when his grandfather dies, leaving him his legacy, his barrow.

The onset of World War I takes Charlie far from home to the trenches of Normandy where he learns to deal with any enemy. Returning to the East End, he finds his barrow stolen, and comes straight into conflict with a dangerous enemy whose legacy of evil will follow him and his family for generations, even as Charlie strives to fulfil the dream his grandfather inspired.

In an epic journey set against the turbulent backdrop of a changing century and spanning three continents and sixty years, this mesmerizing tale showcases Archer formidable talents.

‘If there were a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win’ - Daily Telegraph

Ratings and reviews

87 reviews
A Google user
August 14, 2012
Archer writes books with such depth, detail and imagination that you cannot help but lose yourself in the plot. Escaping from reality is after all what reading fiction is all about and Archer ensures that you will want to get back to this book as soon as you can. Quite simply it's a beautiful read.
Vikas Lohia
March 18, 2013
One of the Archer's most accomplished work and my all time favourite of his. Great page turner.very motivating story as well with an extensive span of time. Loved it!
6 people found this review helpful
Daniel Divyakumar H
November 5, 2013
This is truly a narrative of epic proportions, and Archer has outdone himself. It's well paced, albeit a little slow Sometimes, but definitely well worth the read.
5 people found this review helpful

About the author

Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include the Clifton Chronicles, Kane and Abel and Cat O’ Nine Tales, is one of the world’s favourite storytellers and has topped the bestseller lists around the world in a career spanning four decades. His work has been sold in 97 countries and in more than 37 languages. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries).

Jeffrey is also an art collector and amateur auctioneer, and has raised more than £50m for different charities over the years. A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two granddaughters and two grandsons.

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