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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.

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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Author JEFFREY ARCHER
Book Details
Publisher Pan MacMillan Paperback Omes
Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13 9780330535663
ISBN-10 0330535668
Language English
Binding Paperback
Dimensions
Height 1.14 inch
Weight 254 g
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★★★★★
★★★★★
23 Jun 2012
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The way Mr. Archer develops his characters is amazing.

This is the first Jeffery Archer book that I read and it didn't fail to make me his fan. After this book, I bought some of his previous works (Kane and Abel) and loved those too.
The characters in this story are not super heroes; they do not come from a legendary fictional tale, they are just simple, subtle human beings who lived in early 20th century in the British city of Bristol. They are so life like, they seem almost real to the reader. Harry, Emma, Giles, Hugo, Masie, Old Jack, Mr. Holcombe, each and every character has their special place in the story. None of them is neglected or o...
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This is the first Jeffery Archer book that I read and it didn't fail to make me his fan. After this book, I bought some of his previous works (Kane and Abel) and loved those too.
The characters in this story are not super heroes; they do not come from a legendary fictional tale, they are just simple, subtle human beings who lived in early 20th century in the British city of Bristol. They are so life like, they seem almost real to the reader. Harry, Emma, Giles, Hugo, Masie, Old Jack, Mr. Holcombe, each and every character has their special place in the story. None of them is neglected or o...
This is the first Jeffery Archer book that I read and it didn't fail to make me his fan. After this book, I bought some of his previous works (Kane and Abel) and loved those too.
The characters in this story are not super heroes; they do not come from a legendary fictional tale, they are just simple, subtle human beings who lived in early 20th century in the British city of Bristol. They are so life like, they seem almost real to the reader. Harry, Emma, Giles, Hugo, Masie, Old Jack, Mr. Holcombe, each and every character has their special place in the story. None of them is neglected or overly emphasized. It truly is a story of two families. Its a story of great friendship between Harry, Giles and Deakins. Its also a story of love between Harry and Emma.
Overall, this book is really entertaining and in the end you wouldn't want it to end.
Same is the case with the next book in the series, The Sins of the Father. It continues from exactly where this book left so read this one first.

4 of 5 users found this review helpful.
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★★★★★
20 Aug 2012
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Great. Must read.

Honestly, it has been a year since I read this book, so am a little hazy.

Flipkart delivery had been great (yeah I remember, because never once did I _not_ have great service :) )
And the bookmarks with every book. Amazing touch. It is the little things like this, that matter. Shows us that they care about their customers.

[Note: this was in 2011]
Book was a great page turner. At the end of the book, I was like "When is the next book coming out?". Next year?? Kidding me?

Print Quality:
Paper was average. Font size is reasonable.
It has been on my shelf for > 1year. Paper has...
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Honestly, it has been a year since I read this book, so am a little hazy.

Flipkart delivery had been great (yeah I remember, because never once did I _not_ have great service :) )
And the bookmarks with every book. Amazing touch. It is the little things like this, that matter. Shows us that they care about their customers.

[Note: this was in 2011]
Book was a great page turner. At the end of the book, I was like "When is the next book coming out?". Next year?? Kidding me?

Print Quality:
Paper was average. Font size is reasonable.
It has been on my shelf for > 1year. Paper has...
Honestly, it has been a year since I read this book, so am a little hazy.

Flipkart delivery had been great (yeah I remember, because never once did I _not_ have great service :) )
And the bookmarks with every book. Amazing touch. It is the little things like this, that matter. Shows us that they care about their customers.

[Note: this was in 2011]
Book was a great page turner. At the end of the book, I was like "When is the next book coming out?". Next year?? Kidding me?

Print Quality:
Paper was average. Font size is reasonable.
It has been on my shelf for > 1year. Paper hasn't changed colour. And I don't get the allergic feeling on opening the book after one year :) .
So all in all decent.

Cost (Value for money):
Hmm, has gotten more expensive since I bought it. I got it from Rs 200, which was a deadly price.
It is a early 2011 book. Just about Rs30 expensive. For 200 it is a deadly buy.

Although, not reading it means you lose out on a great series.

Yes, this is book 1 in what might be a series of 5 books. At the time of this review (2012) book 2 was also out. Just Google around to find out which the next book is.

Finally:
Is this book supposed to be Tasted/Swallowed/Digested:
Swallowed.
You can't miss stuff in the book, you need to read it thoroughly. Ask yourself the occasional question "What would I have done?".

"Some books are meant to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few to be chewed and digested;
That is, some books are to be read only in parts; Others to be read, but not curiously; And some few to be read wholly, and with dilligence and attention."
-Francis Bacon, Of Studies

3 of 5 users found this review helpful.
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★★★★★
21 Sep 2012
decide read...

My first of Jeffery Archer's.

Best part of the novel was very boring. Maybe, I am not the one who liked Drama. But then, the plot and the narration was pretty new to me. Indeed, authors don't stop to surprise me.

There is a story of this book and a few characters in the story. The story is told in different character's point of view, till, at the end the reader doesnt have any doubt about the whole story. Every nook and corner is revealed. But it gets on the nerve to read the same story repeated more then thrice! It might be from different ponit of views, but seriously it is damn boring....
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My first of Jeffery Archer's.

Best part of the novel was very boring. Maybe, I am not the one who liked Drama. But then, the plot and the narration was pretty new to me. Indeed, authors don't stop to surprise me.

There is a story of this book and a few characters in the story. The story is told in different character's point of view, till, at the end the reader doesnt have any doubt about the whole story. Every nook and corner is revealed. But it gets on the nerve to read the same story repeated more then thrice! It might be from different ponit of views, but seriously it is damn boring....
My first of Jeffery Archer's.

Best part of the novel was very boring. Maybe, I am not the one who liked Drama. But then, the plot and the narration was pretty new to me. Indeed, authors don't stop to surprise me.

There is a story of this book and a few characters in the story. The story is told in different character's point of view, till, at the end the reader doesnt have any doubt about the whole story. Every nook and corner is revealed. But it gets on the nerve to read the same story repeated more then thrice! It might be from different ponit of views, but seriously it is damn boring. There is a large part of the story when I felt like just giving up the books. If not for good ratings on Goodreads, I would've given up this book, long ago. And I don't regret it. Infact, I would've regretted if I would've given up the book, before I completed it.

The best part of the whole story is first part and the last part. Especially, the last part was more exciting than the whole book combined.

Can't wait to read get my hands on the second book - The sins of the father...

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
31 Mar 2012
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Excellent Book ....

I have to say that this is my first Jeffery Archer book and I am feeling sad that i never listened to my bro when he told me about his other works ... Its during a minor surgery break that I got a chance to read this one. And what a read !!!

This is excellent work of fiction and very much of a page turner. I have to say that I kind of expected the book's general plot to take the direction that it took. Since, the work was similar to another book that I read called "The Shadow Of The Wind- By Carloz Ruiz Zafron" (another excellent work if you havent already read it!!!). But still...
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I have to say that this is my first Jeffery Archer book and I am feeling sad that i never listened to my bro when he told me about his other works ... Its during a minor surgery break that I got a chance to read this one. And what a read !!!

This is excellent work of fiction and very much of a page turner. I have to say that I kind of expected the book's general plot to take the direction that it took. Since, the work was similar to another book that I read called "The Shadow Of The Wind- By Carloz Ruiz Zafron" (another excellent work if you havent already read it!!!). But still...
I have to say that this is my first Jeffery Archer book and I am feeling sad that i never listened to my bro when he told me about his other works ... Its during a minor surgery break that I got a chance to read this one. And what a read !!!

This is excellent work of fiction and very much of a page turner. I have to say that I kind of expected the book's general plot to take the direction that it took. Since, the work was similar to another book that I read called "The Shadow Of The Wind- By Carloz Ruiz Zafron" (another excellent work if you havent already read it!!!). But still there were so many twists that I couldnt wait to finish reading the book and order the Volume 2 (Sins of the Father).

The characters are excellent my favorites in this order - Harry, Old Jack, Emma, Masie, Giles.

Don't miss ... A good to have book for the fiction lovers.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
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★★★★★
04 Dec 2012
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Mind Blowing!!

Only Time Will Tell- after many many days was i ever blown away by a book like this!! my first ever Jeffery Archer book. I had much read about Mr. Archer's magic as a writer and i selected the book randomly not knowing what to expect and boy oh boy that book exceeded my expectations. Its so engrossing that i was unable to close the book even for a minute..... Read it in 3 hours straight!!! An absolute page turner and the cliff
hanger at the end was one of the best i have ever read!!!! Cant wait to get my hands on the second book of the Cliffton Chronicles-The Sins of the Father and get over...
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Only Time Will Tell- after many many days was i ever blown away by a book like this!! my first ever Jeffery Archer book. I had much read about Mr. Archer's magic as a writer and i selected the book randomly not knowing what to expect and boy oh boy that book exceeded my expectations. Its so engrossing that i was unable to close the book even for a minute..... Read it in 3 hours straight!!! An absolute page turner and the cliff
hanger at the end was one of the best i have ever read!!!! Cant wait to get my hands on the second book of the Cliffton Chronicles-The Sins of the Father and get over...
Only Time Will Tell- after many many days was i ever blown away by a book like this!! my first ever Jeffery Archer book. I had much read about Mr. Archer's magic as a writer and i selected the book randomly not knowing what to expect and boy oh boy that book exceeded my expectations. Its so engrossing that i was unable to close the book even for a minute..... Read it in 3 hours straight!!! An absolute page turner and the cliff
hanger at the end was one of the best i have ever read!!!! Cant wait to get my hands on the second book of the Cliffton Chronicles-The Sins of the Father and get over the suspense.
For all the book worms out there if you have not started the Cliffton Chronicles, you are really missing out on something wonderful and for those who don't read- try to read it... believe me you wont be disappointed!!!
And as always prompt delivery by Flipkart!!!

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