From the internationally bestselling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph.
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, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he’s left school. But then an unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys’ school, and his life will never be the same again.
As he enters into adulthood, Harry finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question, was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line?
This introductory novel in Archer’s ambitious series The Clifton Chronicles includes a cast of colorful characters and 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. From the docks of working-class England to the bustling streets of 1940 New York City, Only Time Will Tell takes readers on a journey through to future volumes, which will bring to life one hundred years of recent history to reveal a family story that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined.
7 thoughts on “Spotlight and Giveaway: ONLY TIME WILL TELL by Jeffrey Archer”
Thanks for the chance to win, Mary! I filled out my form.
This sounds like an exciting read!
I have read one Archer book that I really liked, and think this one sounds rather exciting! Thanks for the great giveaway. This is a book I don’t want to miss!
The only Archer book I’ve read is the prison diaries and I didn’t end up a fan of the man. Makes me not want to support him in any way. Gosh, that sounds harsh, but there are just too many good people writing good books that I’d love to check out.
I read Kane & Abel many years ago but it remains a favorite all time book of mine. Archer is a talented writer and he can definitely write a good saga, which I enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway, this looks like a winner. I have to figure out how to set up the google forms for giveaways:)
I just wanted to wish everyone good luck – this one sounds good.
PS Not entering… my books are overflowing in the room… I think they are going to topple over… 😉
I have this one for review; it seems like it will be a great one!
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