The Sins of the Father
    The Sins of the Father (English, Paperback, Jeffrey Archer)

    The Sins of the Father  (English, Paperback, Jeffrey Archer)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pan
    • ISBN: 9781447209225, 1447209222
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 384
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    The Sins Of The Father is the second part of the Clifton Chronicles series by Jeffrey Archer. It continues the story of Harry Clifton’s life.

    Summary Of The Book

    The first book introduced Harry Clifton, a boy who is the son of a dock worker whose mysterious disappearance or death leaves a few questions unanswered. In that story, Only Time Will Tell, Harry grows up, with his mother working hard to give Harry a good education and a better chance in life than his parents had. He also learns a few truths about himself and his father.

    The Sins Of The Father continues the story. Harry has joined the Merchant Navy to escape the mess of his family secrets and his disappointment and confusion over his relationship with Emma Barrington. Harry’s ship sinks and survivors are picked up by an American Cruise Liner.

    Among those picked up is an American named Tom Bradshaw, who dies in the night. Harry decides to seize this opportunity to start his life over again, and assumes Bradshaw’s identity. Unfortunately, he is arrested on landing in America because Bradshaw is a suspect in his brother’s murder.

    Harry is convicted and sent to jail. There, he becomes the prison librarian, and starts to write about his life, The Diary of a Convict. Meanwhile, it is announced that Harry Clifton is dead. Emma Barrington, who is now mother to Harry’s son, refuses to believe that Harry is dead. She begins tracing Harry and finds out what has happened. She then sets about to secure his release from prison.

    About Jeffrey Archer

    Jeffrey Archer is a British writer and politician.

    Other books by this author include Kane and Abel, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less, Shall We Tell The President?, The Prodigal Daughter, Honour Among Thieves, Cat O’Nine Tales, and A Quiver Full of Arrows.

    Jeffrey Archer was born in 1940 in London. Archer became an MP for the Lincolnshire constituency, representing the Conservative Party in 1969. He lost all his money because of an investment in a fraudulent scheme. However, his first novel Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less was published and became a bestseller, saving him from bankruptcy. In 2000, he was convicted of perjury in an earlier libel case and sent to prison. This effectively ended his political career. But his popularity as an author remains undiminished.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
    • Author
      • Jeffrey Archer
    435 Ratings
    116 Reviews
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    Glad to be first again! The sequel to the EPIC, as i call it, ONLY TIME WILL TELL, is a epic in itself! The typical of archer's page turner, masterful story telling and you wouldn't want it to end! by the end of the book, you would expect tomorrow to be MARCH 3,2013!
    The Sins of the father continues with the most sought after protagonist, HARRY CLIFTON - when the book tops bestsellers list in a matter of hours, well he is the most sought after protagonist! And enter new characters, whom will...

    Balaji L R

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    7 Mar, 2012

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    The Clifton Saga continues....

    The purchase of this book was my first transaction with Flipkart, and so I was a little skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised when I received the extremely well packaged book within 36 hours of placing the order! Not only did I get a hefty discount on the cover price, but also I was saved and spared from my time, energy and the transport cost of making a trip to my nearest book-store. Kudos to Flipkart! Thank you and please carry on with the good work that you are doing.

    This book, whic...


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    16 Mar, 2012

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    It should have ended :)

    If there's one writer who could make you fall in love with his characters its Jeffrey Archer, and when I say love, its actually love :)

    At the end of Only Time Will Tell, you start developing an attachment to Emma Barrington. And the end of The Sins of the Father, you wish she was your lover. And this feeling is not just restricted to Emma. As every character of Mr. Archer unfolds and matures itself from the first book to the end of the current one, you wish that you could meet them in real ...

    Avishek Banerjee

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    20 Mar, 2012

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    First of all, thanks to flipkart for delivering my order within 24 hrs.. Ur service is extraordinary..

    Coming to THE SINS OF THE FATHER,which is a sequel to ONLY TIME WILL TELL, is a page turner which should have ended merrily after various twists & turns in this book. I dont know how Jeffery Archer is going to take the next part since the book seemed to be nearing completion in this edition itself. But Jeffery Archer is a master story-teller and has a proven track record in his kitty.


    Vignesh Narayanan

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    21 Mar, 2012

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    Summer Special

    Was eagerly waiting for this book from Jeffrey Archer. He is the in my books the best writer in playing with the readers brain , a quality that many writers this day dont possessed. Hope he delivers many more hits like this. Thank you Flipkart for the delivery in 2 business days as promised. you guys rock ;-)

    Lima Dorji

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    4 Jun, 2012

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    Thrilling and Enjoyable

    There is no doubt that Jeffrey Archer is a master story teller and he has proved it once again. The book though starts slowly and unlike the tempo at which the first part 'Only Time Will Tell' ends, it is more of shock.

    Harry is caught in a murder case as he took on the name of Tom Bradshaw. Unlike him, he is easily fooled by the lawyer jelks and ends up in jail. From there the book picks up and keeps the pace.

    In the meanwhile back in England, everyone except Emma think that he is dead. An...

    Rahul Jha

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    25 Mar, 2012

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    Not the usual J Archer - expect to be disappointed

    This book does not have the same gripping experience as many of the other J Archer books.

    The end is absurd to say the least and the build up to the climax gets too predictable unlike J Archer's other novels. May be I understand him too much now or this one is not unto the mark in build up.

    D N Prahlad

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    17 Mar, 2012

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    Another Master Piece of Jeffery Archer

    Sins of my father ,the second part of Only Time Will Tell,takes the readers to a new level where one sees a lots of things going on in the life of Barringtons and the Cliftons.The story continues from where Harry gets arrested by American cops on the docs on pretence of Tom Bradshaw .Then starts the weaving of another masterpeice which leaves the readers turning pages till the point when one encounters the back cover.

    Amazing masterpiece from an Sir Jefferey Archer and a must read for every ...

    Sailendra Kumar

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    13 Mar, 2012

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    Magic Of Archer Continues

    Jeffrey continues to surprise his readers with his typical twists and turns. He answers all his critics who felt Only Time Will Tell ended on an abrupt note. Picking his readers from where he left Archer takes them on an entertaining roller coaster ride making sure they retain their hunger to reach the last page. The book is well crafted with skillfully written plot and characters. When you reach the last page you will only be disappointed to have to wait for another long year before you put ...

    Aman Tyagi

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    5 Mar, 2012

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    Leaves you wishing for more..

    When I read the first book of the Cliftons Chronicle, I was a tad disappointed and restless as it left so many questions unanswered. With the second book, Archer successfully ups the ante and leaves you with even more suspense than the first book, only this time, the reader awaits in anticipation. The characters are etched out reasonably well but I had the feeling that he could have perhaps spent some more time in bringing out the emotional turmoil of the characters. Nevertheless, it is a typ...

    Nupur Singh

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    5 Mar, 2012

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