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.
©2011 Jeffrey Archer (P)2011 Macmillan Publishers
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"Put brain in neutral"
hey! I'm sure i've heard this before.
not Jeffery Archer
nothing to do with them
All of them
"just what one expects from Jeffrey Archer"
It's a pleasant story. Typical Jeffrey Archer predictable, amusing, entertaining.
ideal for a relaxed read. holiday, long journey perfect.
Double Rubbish wast of time very bad plot don't waste your time on it poor very poor
"Twist and turns all the way"
Gripping and interesting story. Couldn't stop listening. Loved it and can't wait to read book 2.
"I loved this book,"
I loved how the story unraveled and thought the narrators were well chosen. loved Old Toms role and all the characters were very likeable
"excellent books forget about the authors name"
Can you rate a book ASTOUNDING. Onto no 3 now all superbly embroidered story's real cliff hangers. Easy to see now how MPs creatively writes there expenses.
"Definitely worth a go!"
Fab, was a really good chance pick for me.
Not quite on the scale or quality of Ken Follets, Fall Of Giants, which is similar but this is a smaller scale very good alternative. Narrators are brilliant, really sad the next lot isn't Roger Allam but hope the stories will be just as good
"Great start to the series"
both narrators are excellent, having heard Roger Allam in cabin pressure, he did a great job in this and I will look out for other books he narrates in
The way the story unfolds through the lives of the main characters, keeps you wanting more.
"Started of well"
I would but felt that it started to deteriorate in the later chapters
Times with Old Jack were poignant
All of it. They were very well suited in their characters. Loved their voices in this. Especially Emilia who wasn't screechy as many women can be narrating.
Its been left to follow up but I didn't find it compelling enough to buy the next one. Shame as I am generally a fan of Archers but it went to flat at the end meaning I wasn't stirred to find out what happens next
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