Tells the epic tale of Harry Clifton's life that begins in 1919, in the backstreets of Bristol. His father was a war hero, but it will be twenty-one tumultuous years before Harry discovers the truth about how his father really died and if, in fact, he even was his father.
This is the number one bestselling first book in “The Clifton Chronicles”, a multi-generational family saga. “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 1919, in the backstreets of Bristol. His father was a war hero, but it will be twenty-one tumultuous years before Harry discovers the truth about how his father really died and if, in fact, he even was his father. “Only Time Will Tell” takes a cast of memorable characters from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take his place at Oxford, or join the fight against Hitler's Germany. In Jeffrey Archer
's masterful hands, you will be taken on a journey that you won't want to end, even after you turn the last page of this unforgettable yarn, because you will be faced with a dilemma that neither you, nor Harry Clifton could ever have anticipated.
Praise for "Only Time Will Tell
"“I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read.”
—Anthony Horowitz, “Daily Telegraph” (London)
Praise for Jeffrey Archer
“A dynamite commercial novel...Archer brings it off with panache.”
—“The Washington Post” on “A Prisoner of Birth”
“A compelling read...The pace never flags.”
—“Newsday” (New York) on “A Prisoner of Birth”
“One of the top ten storytellers in the world.”
—“Los Angeles Times”
“Archer is a master entertainer.”
“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas.”
—“The Washington Post” on “A Twist in the Tale”
“There isn't a better storyteller alive.”
"“Kane and Abel”...that classic of modern literature."
—“The Times” (London)
, whose novels and short stories include Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, Kane and Abel and A Twist in the Tale, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 250 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (fifteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). The author is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.