Only time will tell
|Format:||Book on CD 2011|
|Availability:||Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 16 copies|
A dock worker in Bristol, Harry Clifton 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 his unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys' school, and his life will never be the same again.
International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer returns to the sweeping sagas that made him beloved by millions with Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious five-book series 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.
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Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- Clifton chronicles ; v. 1.
#1 - Only time will tell
#2 - The Sins of the father
#3 - Best kept secret
#4 - Be careful what you wish for
#5 - Mightier than the sword
#6 - Cometh the hour
#7 - This was a man
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Social classes -- England -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Macmillan Audio,2011
Fox, Emilia, 1974-
Macmillan Audio (Firm)
Read by Roger Allam and Emelia Fox.
"Includes a bonus interview with the author"--Container.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.