The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling 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 20 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.
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"good story nice twist"
well read and good story like the twist at end, can not wait for next book
"Don't waste your money or time on this authors "
Tryed this authers book for the first time because it was free & am so glad for that, their a mix of Mills & Boom, & Harry Potter for adults.
treat this as the first part of one large book. if you expect the story to be wrapped up in one book you'll be disappointed at the end!
pleasant as a free read but not great.
I enjoy the multiple point of view narration as a style but in this case it adds very little to the story as there is no real in depth or filling out of the plot but mainly repetition. it could have been narrated by simply the protagonist and a narrator to avoid being redundant.
overall a nice easy read story but not enough to make me pay for the second book.
"Not great literature"
A reasonably good story so one is drawn to follow what happens; but it is just told in a rather pedestrian manner. Little to no profound ideas and what there was, felt to me, to be "stuck on" somehow. Roger Allams's narration I found to be monotonous. Probably will not be drawn to further episodes and only got this as it was gifted.
"only time will tell Jeffrey archer"
absolutely loved the way you get to see the story line though other characters eyes,can't wait to get stuck into book 2
fascinating insight into the interrelationships between the upper classes and the lowest end of society.
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"soap opera without an ending"
classic soap opera but reasonably well read, there is no ending to speak found the plot has improbable turns. good background noise.
My first novel by Jeffrey Archer. Thoroughly enjoyed it, I lovely story, good narrative- look forward to reading the next part
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