Only Time Will Tell

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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.

About Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies. " " " " He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (nineteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). " " " " The author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons and two grandsons.

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Books by Jeffrey Archer

This Was a Man
This Was a Man
Cometh the Hour
Cometh the Hour
Mightier than the Sword
Mightier than the Sword
Cat O' Nine Tales
Cat O' Nine Tales
The New Collected Short Stories
The New Collected Short Stories
Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For
A Twist in the Tale
A Twist in the Tale
Four Warned
Four Warned
Shall We Tell the President?
Shall We Tell the President?
Quiver Full of Arrows
Quiver Full of Arrows
False Impression
False Impression
A Prisoner of Birth
A Prisoner of Birth
First Among Equals
First Among Equals
Sons of Fortune
Sons of Fortune
Best Kept Secret
Best Kept Secret
The Sins of the Father
The Sins of the Father
One Man's Meat (Short Reads)
One Man's Meat (Short Reads)
No Room at the Inn (Short Reads)
No Room at the Inn (Short Reads)
The Grass is Always Greener (Short Reads)
The Grass is Always Greener (Short Reads)
In the Eye of the Beholder (Short Reads)
In the Eye of the Beholder (Short Reads)
Christina Rosenthal (Short Reads)
Christina Rosenthal (Short Reads)
Clean Sweep Ignatius (Short Reads)
Clean Sweep Ignatius (Short Reads)
Cheap at Half the Price (Short Reads)
Cheap at Half the Price (Short Reads)
As the Crow Flies
As the Crow Flies
A Prison Diary Volume III
A Prison Diary Volume III
The Prodigal Daughter
The Prodigal Daughter
The Eleventh Commandment
The Eleventh Commandment
Twelve Red Herrings
Twelve Red Herrings
A Matter of Honour
A Matter of Honour
The Fourth Estate
The Fourth Estate
To Cut A Long Story Short
To Cut A Long Story Short
Honour Among Thieves
Honour Among Thieves
And Thereby Hangs A Tale
And Thereby Hangs A Tale
Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory
Kane and Abel
Kane and Abel
Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less
Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less
A Prison Diary Volume II
A Prison Diary Volume II
A Prison Diary Volume I
A Prison Diary Volume I

Books in the Series

This Was a Man
This Was a Man
Cometh the Hour
Cometh the Hour
Mightier than the Sword
Mightier than the Sword
Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For
Best Kept Secret
Best Kept Secret
The Sins of the Father
The Sins of the Father

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Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicles series

Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicles series

17 October 2016

By Pan Macmillan

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s no.1 bestselling series, bringing to life the key historical and political events of the 20th century over the course of one family’s story, with their triumphs and their tragedies.

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