Only Time Will Tell

Only Time Will Tell

Audiobook CD - 2011
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A first installment of a planned five-part series introduces the character of 1920s Bristol dock worker Harry Clifton, whose unexpected scholarship leads him to pursue a very different life while uncovering the truth about his father's identity.

McMillan Palgrave

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.


From the internationally bestselling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comesOnly 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.



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& Taylor

A first installment of a planned five-part series introduces the character of 1920s Bristol dock worker Harry Clifton, whose unexpected scholarship leads him to pursue a very different life while uncovering the truth about his father's identity. By the best-selling author of Kane and Abel. Read by Roger Allam. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, p2011
ISBN: 9781427211460
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK FIC ARC
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Allam, Roger
Fox, Emilia 1974-

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margarita888
Oct 09, 2014

Great series -- loved it!!

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maki
Jun 21, 2014

What is the title of the next book in this Clifton saga?

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