As The Crow Flies - A Novel Author:Jeffrey Archer Born in the East End of London at the turn of the century, Charlie Trumper retains as hsi earliest memory his grandfather's sales patter from behind his fruit and vegetable barrow, and when Granpa Charlie dies, young Charlie wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. But it isn't long before he's spreading his wings beyond the teeming ... more »streets of Whitechapel, his burning ambition to own a shop that will sell everything: "The Biggest Barrow in the World."
War brutally interrupts those plans and leaves him with his closest friend dead, a mysterious inheritance, and an implacable enemy who will not rest until Charlie and his ambitions are finally destroyed. As Charlie returns to a world full of hope and promise for the future, he needs to remember all those lessons of courage, friendship, and betrayal he learned in the squalor of the trenches to keep his dreams alove.
Charlie Trumper's progress from Whitechapel to Chelsea Terrace, where the Biggest Barrow in the World has its beginnings, is only a couple of miles as the crow flies, but in Jeffrey Archer's expert hands it becomes an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the twentieth century, following a thread of love, ambition, and revenge that leads across three continents as Charlie struggles to fulfill the dream his grandfather inspired.« less