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Only Time Will Tell : Clifton Chronicles (St. Martin's Press) - Jeffrey Archer

Only Time Will Tell

Clifton Chronicles (St. Martin's Press)

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Published: 28th February 2012
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Only Time WillÿTell

Jeffrey Archerÿ

The first novel in the Clifton Chronicles, an ambitious new series that tells the story of a family across generations and oceans, from heartbreak to triumph, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer

The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war." A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father and expects to continue on at the shipyard, until a remarkable gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys' school, and his life will never be the same again...

As Harry enters into adulthood, he finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question: Was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line? From the ravages of the Great War and the docks of working-class England to the streets of 1940 New York City and the outbreak of the Second World War, this is a powerful journey that will bring to life one hundred years of history to reveal a family story that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined.

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      5.0

      An excellent read

      By The Bookworm

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      • Engaging Characters
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      The style of writing is typical of Jeffrey Archer, but once you are used to it, this is a great read. Can't wait to read the rest of the Chronicles.

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      5.0

      Archer at his best

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
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        Comments about Only Time Will Tell:

        The first of the Clifton Chronicles. Luckily I had bought book 2 so I could just continue the story. A real page-turner. You won't be disappointed.

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        Loved It

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        • I Love The Period Its Set
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            I am only a casual reader but I read the first book in a weekend, so thats saying something for me
            I love the period setting thats another reason for me

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            Praise for""

            JEFFREY ARCHER

            "One of the top ten storytellers in the world." --"Los Angeles Times"

            "There isn't a better story-teller alive." --Larry King""

            "Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --"The Boston Globe"

            "Cunning plots, silken style.... Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader." --"The New York Times"

            "Archer is a master entertainer." --"Time"

            "A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas...unsurpassed skill." --"Washington Post"

            And his novels

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            SHALL WE TELL THE PRESIDENT?

            "Outrageous and top-notch terror." --"Vogue"

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            "The only difference between this book and "The Day of the Jackal" is that Archer is a better writer."--"Chicago Tribune"

            "Authentic, literate, and scary."--"Cosmopolitan"

            "The countdown is the thing; the pace, the pursuit, the what-next, the how-is-it-going-to-come-out..."--"Boston Globe"

            "Holds the reader in a vicelike grip."--"Penthouse"

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            A PRISONER OF BIRTH

            "A compelling read." --"Newsday "

            "Dynamite...plot twists and a slam-bang finale."--"The Washington Post"

            "Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --"The Boston Globe"

            "Thoroughly enjoyable."--"Publishers Weekly"

            "Compulsively readable.""--Library Journal"

            "Gripping."--"The Vancouver Sun "

            "Anexercise in wish fulfillment. The good may suffer, but the bad will get theirs in the end. The fun is watching it unfold."--"St. Petersburg Times" (Florida)

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            CAT O'NINE TALES

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            "Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --"The Boston Globe"

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            "The economy and precision of Archer's prose never fails to delight. The criminal doesn't always get away with his crime and justice doesn't always prevail, but the reader wins with each and every story."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)

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            FALSE IMPRESSION

            "A worthy successor to "The Da Vinci Code.""--Liz Smith, "New York Post"

            "Ar

            ISBN: 9780312539566
            ISBN-10: 0312539568
            Series: Clifton Chronicles
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 446
            Published: 28th February 2012
            Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
            Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 10.414  x 2.54
            Weight (kg): 0.25