Practiced raconteur Archer (Kane & Abel) engagingly presents the rags-to- riches story of Charlie Trumper, a man who learns to buy and sell by working at his. As the Crow Flies [Jeffrey Archer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Growing up in the slums of East End London, Charlie Trumper dreams. Charlie’s progress from the teeming streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is only a few miles as the crow flies. But in Jeffrey Archer’s expert.

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Great fun, the sort of jffrey novel of which you believe not a word and enjoy every minute. Success, however, does not come easily or quickly, particularly when World War I sends Charlie into combat and into an ongoing struggle with a vengeful enemy who will not rest until Charlie is destroyed. As the Crow flies promises a lot, but does it end up short?

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. While he knew he was tye over his head when it came to business, his background and old school tie allowed him to get the loan for the Trumper company.

Eventually, Rebecca realises she has been a fool, and a week after giving birth to Daniel, marries Charlie. Retrieved from ” https: His father fflies spends his money on drink instead of his family.

Buy from Amazon Buy from our partners. His mother died while giving birth to him. In Chicago, he is similarly impressed with Marshall Fields and its owner.

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They go to inform him of his lineage, but are first surprised by his announcement of his engagement to Cathy Ross, then by a call from their attorney, who informs them of the contract Daniel signed. 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. Twice they charge the enemy lines. TBR of and the GR reading challenge.


Jun 07, Dianne rated it really liked it. Charlie tries running his own business. It’s pure entertainment, of the type that can only be offered by books and their makers.

Later, a young assistant named Cathy Ross spots the same man who declared the painting stolen property looking at a silver tea set.

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She hardly remembers her, except that she gave a book of art to her and got free cream buns from her father. Trentham begins by stating she is not a snob, and retells the story from her perspective.

Trentham arranges to hide the painting, sets up false clues regarding the assault, and sends her son to Australia. She puts the proceeds into investments that she was unable to access when Charlie’s irresponsible sister, Kitty, tells that her Charlie had been killed in the war.

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Views Read Edit View history. Publicist or Marketing Professional. In the process, she learns of the feud between the Trenthams and the Trumpers. No skin hhe MY nose!

Charlie grew up in the East End of London working with his Grandpa, who was a trader on the Whitechapel Road market selling fruit and veg from his barrow. They begin looking in Australia, and eventually piece together that Cathy Ross was the archeg daughter of Guy Trentham and his wife who he murdered and was hung for.

She only has 40 pounds at the time, and did not know where to go cfow the offer was accepted. Trentham dies, and leaves her estate to Nigel. Trentham into acknowledging him as her grandson. He notes that Daniel looks a lot like his father when in his captain’s uniform. After all why should I Jeffrey Archer has proven himself many times.


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Jeffrwy wasn’t sure about reading a Jeffery Archer book, but what a page turner it turned out to be. Trentham wins, with a bid of twelve thousand pounds.

Fothergill, the owner of the art gallery, approaches Charlie, saying that Mrs. As the Crow Flies is a novel by Jeffrey Archer. She interviews with Becky Trumper, flise lands a job, first as a counter girl, then working in the art department. In such fljes case, it “would” be the best novel i’ve read it so far. I thus assume the ancestor was reasonably famous. Jul 26, Eman.

Apr 20, Jim Henry rated it it was ok.

This book is an intense thrill-ride of mystery, friendship and the grit and grime of street life, following realistic characters coping with the hardships of the city and the loss of family. She is rescued by Daphne, who has her lawyers draw up very strict terms. Upon his return to England, he meets a Jewish refugee who had patiently waited outside his office for several weeks, even though Charlie was in America.

Well the author had other thoughts. A rollicking good read! When Charlie Trumper inherits his grandfather’s ueffrey and vegetable barrow, he inherits as well his enterprising spirit, which gives Charlie the drive to lift himself out of the poverty of Whitechapel, in London’s East End. At the dinner, Rebecca suggests he become their “front man”.

He is astonished to see a greengrocer shop bearing the words “Trumper, The Honest Trader, Established