As the Crow Flies

by Jeffrey Archer | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0006478700 Global Overview for this book
Registered by 4evagreen of Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 4/27/2020
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by 4evagreen from Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 27, 2020
Whilst having a clear I realised that this book had not been registered.

Journal Entry 2 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 21, 2022
This book is a rags to riches tale taking us from the teeming streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace spanning some 70 years (from 1900 to 1971) through the triumphs and disasters of 20th century Britain. My copy was in excess of 700 pages long yet it didn't really feel like it, its a relatively quick read if not a particularly fulfilling one.

I did like the way that the story switched perspective from one character to another, filling in the blanks as it did so. That made for some interesting transitions, but also meant a certain amount of repetition.

I found that this rather fat novel thin on substance. Too much of the book seemed to centre around just how Charlie managed to buy each shop, how much he paid for them and how quickly he was able to make them profitable again that it left little room for character development. They all seemed paper-thin and one dimensional. As always I found Archer's writing enjoyable but ultimately I simply couldn't shake off the feeling that I'd read it all before in 'Kane and Abel'. Hopefully the next reader will think differently.

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Released 3 mos ago (1/25/2022 UTC) at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom


Going out as part of a swap. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, January 27, 2022
Received in the post today from 4evagreen as part of an arranged swap. This one is for my husband who is a keen Archer fan. Thanks very much.

Journal Entry 5 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, February 10, 2022
Review:- (by my husband) "Another good story by Jeffrey Archer about a London barrow boy and the ups and downs of trying to realise his dream of being the biggest and best shop owner. I have enjoyed most of the books I've read by this author and this one didn't disappoint."
Reserved for my cousin who lives in Essex.

Journal Entry 6 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Released 3 wks ago (4/27/2022 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom


This book was sent by post to my cousin in Essex.

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