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Mightier than the Sword

Mightier than the Sword

The fifth gripping novel in the epic Clifton Chronicles series

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ISBN 9780330517966
Barcode 9780330517966
Published 22 December 2015 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
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Author(s) By Archer, Jeffrey
Series The Clifton Chronicles (part: 5)
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ISBN-13 9780330517966
ISBN-10 0330517961
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Pan Books
Publication Date 22 December 2015
International Publication Date 27 August 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By Archer, Jeffrey
Series The Clifton Chronicles (part: 5)
Category Modern Fiction
Sagas
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 358g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Clifton family Fictitious characters - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 565483

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win * Daily Telegraph * A rip-roaring read * Mail on Sunday *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 270 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (18 times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). His bestselling The Clifton Chronicles series includes: Only Time Will Tell, The Sins of the Father, Best Kept Secret, Be Careful What You Wish For and Mightier Than the Sword. www.jeffreyarcher.com

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