Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer ebook cover

Title: Only Time Will Tell (Clifton Chronicles)

Author: Jeffrey Archer

ISBN-10: 031253955X


Pages: 400

Language: English

Genre: Fiction, Historical, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller


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.


Praise for *Only Time Will Tell

*“Archer delivers another page-turning, heart-stopping saga, with delightful twists, and a surprise ending… readers will surely wait for the next with bated breath.”

“General readers as well as Archer fans will enjoy this unforgettable tale, which abounds with cliff-hangers that propel its intriguing and intricate plot.”

“What appears at the outset to be a straightforward coming-of-age tale becomes, by the end, a saga of power, betrayal, and bitter hatred. The novel ends on a deliberately dark note, setting the stage for the sequel…An outstanding effort from a reliable veteran.”

“I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read.”

Praise for Jeffrey Archer

“A dynamite commercial novel…Archer brings it off with panache.”

“A compelling read…The pace never flags.”

“One of the top ten storytellers in the world.”

“Archer is a master entertainer.”

“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas.”

“There isn’t a better storyteller alive.”

Kane and Abel…that classic of modern literature.”

From the Back Cover

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…

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