The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, 'I was told that my father was killed in the war'. ...
But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who worked in Bristol docks, or the first born son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line? Only Time will Tell covers the years from 1920 to 1940, and includes a cast of memorable characters that The Times has compared to The Forsyte Saga. Volume one takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford, or join the navy and go to war with Hitler's Germany. In Jeffrey Archer's masterful hands, the reader is taken on a journey that they won't want to end, and when you turn the last page of this unforgettable yarn, you will be faced with a dilemma that neither you, nor Harry Clifton could have anticipated.
Only Time Will Tell is the first book in the Jeffrey Archer series, The Clifton Chronicles. The story begins in the 1920s with young Harry Clifton. The book is divided into sections, each told from a different point of view. Characters are clearly
..." delineated as rich and poor, good and bad, heroes and villains. It is an expected but easy to read story. I look forward to reading more.
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As this is the first book of The Clifton Chronicles, it is mainly background and introduction to the characters. The story follows the life of Harry Clifton, from humble beginning to how he almost entered Oxford University, but ended up being
..." accused of murder.
When reading the novel, there was always this feeling of 'deja vu' - I have seen this plot before in another of his books. Having said that, I think I will read on when the second book comes out. I hate not knowing the full story and Archer is such a good story teller, somehow I was already hooked.
If you must read a story with a proper ending, then you should avoid this one or wait until the whole series is out. Continua...Nascondi