As The Crow Flies

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.

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About the Book

Synopsis

Synopsis

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.

First published 1991 – HarperCollins.

Reviews

“A certified page-turner.”

New York Daily News

“An endearing story.”

The Wall Street Journal

“Jeffrey Archer is an fantastic author and deserves his now international reputation. I always look forward to a new book from him as I know it is going to be special.”

“OH my what do I say. This book was published some 20 years ago but truly it is timeless. The joy in this novel is in the story telling — all 600 pages of it devoted to draw you into the richness of the characters as they are woven into this saga spanning decades.”