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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.
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.
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?
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.