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One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.
This man can tell a damn good tale although this one is a bit out of the norm. This begins a multi-generational family saga starting in 1919 and ending with one hell of a cliff-hanger.
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The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author. Covers the years from 1920 to 1940, and includes a cast of memorable characters that The Times has compared to The Forsyte Saga. In Jeffrey Archer's masterful hands, the reader is taken on a journey that they won't want to end, and when you turn the last page of this unforgettable yarn, you will be faced with a dilemma that neither you, nor the hero could have anticipated.
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.
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.'
--- Time magazine
'A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas.'
--- The Washington Post on A Twist in the Tale
'There isn't a better storyteller alive.'
--- Larry King
'Kane and Abel ...that classic of modern literature.'
--- The Times (London)
Publication date: 15/09/2011
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan MacmillanMacmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||15th September 2011|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University, where as a world-class sprinter he represented Great Britain in international competition. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992. All of his novels -- from 1974's Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to 1991's As the Crow Flies -- have been international bestsellers. Mr. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in London and Cambridge, England.Photograph © Terry O’NeillMore About Jeffrey Archer