Only Time Will Tell is the first book in the best-selling Clifton Chronicles series.
The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told 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?
The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told 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 the Barrington 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.
You will be taken on a journey that you won’t want to end, but 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.
Jeffrey Archer discusses Only Time Will Tell, Volume 1 of The Clifton Chronicles.
"You've probably already read people saying that Jeffrey is a great storyteller and it's true."
"This is the first Jeffrey Archer book I've read and all I can say is that it is a superb read. "
"I've now finished that and have ordered the complete series, brilliant read but addictive."
"Having finished the first book I shall happily look forward to the rest of the Chronicles and many happy reading hours ahead."
"From the very outset I was completely taken into the story and the characters."
"I was hooked from the opening pages and immediately downloaded all the other books in the series!"
"I have only praise and worship for Jeffrey Archer, for this moving first volume of the Clifton Chronicles."
"What an excellent beginning to a wonderful adventure."
"Jeffrey Archer hits it out of the park with this epic tale of a young boy trying, with the help of his friends and family, to make his life something no less than extraordinary."
"Don't know why it has taken me so long to start reading these books, but now I have I can't stop."