Out on 17 March 2022

As the Crow Flies

Jeffrey Archer

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17 March 2022
704 pages

‘Probably the greatest storyteller of our age’ – Mail on Sunday

As the Crow Flies is Jeffrey Archer’s classic rags to riches novel, set against the backdrop of a changing century.

Born at the beginning of the twentieth century into the slums of London’s East End, Charlie Trumper dreams of following in his grandfather’s footsteps and becoming a fruit and vegetable street-seller. When his grandfather suddenly dies, young Charlie sets out to make a name for himself, but the onset of the First World War interrupts his ambition.

An epic journey that spans three continents and sixty years, Charlie must navigate the triumphs and disasters of the century while overcoming a bitter enemy – and rival – made on the battlefields of France to fulfil the dream his grandfather inspired.

Probably the greatest storyteller of our age

Mail on Sunday

Archer has a gift for plot that can only be described as genius

Sunday Telegraph

The plain storytelling is unimprovable. Few literary writers could do his job better

Sunday Times