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Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles) (original 2011; udgave 2012)

af Jeffrey Archer (Forfatter)

Serier: Clifton Chronicles (1)

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"From the popular author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes 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 his 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 who was his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the first-born son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line? This introductory novel in 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"--… (mere)
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Titel:Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles)
Forfattere:Jeffrey Archer (Forfatter)
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2012), Edition: Reprint, 464 pages
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Only Time Will Tell af Jeffrey Archer (2011)

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This is a part of a 5 part series involving Harry Clifton. Starts around the time WWI ends. Good storytelling. ( )
  Jeff_Simms | Jun 9, 2021 |
This is the first book in the series telling the story of the Clifton family. It starts with young Harry who has always been told his father died in WWI but knows the dates don't fit.

We are taken with him as he gets older and the problems both in the family and to gain an education.

Each section of the book is taken from the viewpoint of a different person's perspective. This means we can see things from two different points of view.

As time goes on secrets from the past begin to unwind with consequences which can't be undone.

A well written book which makes me look forward to the next in the series. ( )
  Northern_Light | Jan 2, 2021 |
Slow and plodding. Having the same story written from multiple points of view magnifies the effect. It's not offensively bad but the story is hackneyed and contrived and the villain cartoonishly evil. All the plot twists are signalled better than trains on the railway and the protagonist is just sickeningly perfect, a Mary Sue to equal all others I've seen, except this one from a legitimate (?) author. ( )
  Paul_S | Dec 23, 2020 |
Only Time Will Tell is the first book in a series called The Clifton Chronicles which is expected to cover about 100 years of the Clifton family. The story begins in 1920 in Bristol, England where we are introduced to Maisie, the widow of Arthur Clifton and the mother of young Harry. Harry loves to spend time at the dockyards and wants to become a sailor. He has a beautiful voice and is eventually offered a scholarship to St. Bede’s, a posh boarding school, where he becomes best friends with the aristocratic Giles Barrington.

What we don't know is that the week before her wedding to Arthur, Maisie spent the night with Hugo Barrington, Giles father. She has always assumed Harry is Arthur's son, but she can't be sure. The first two thirds of the book deal with Harry's life at the boarding school and his struggle to overcome his social position. He also spends a lot of time with a man who becomes his mentor, Old Jack Tar. Old Jack lives in a railway car at the docks and knows much of Harry's history, as well as the real story surrounding his father's death.

If you like a big, bold family history that spans generations in a soap opera style you are going to enjoy this book. It's narrated by several different people and each section starts off with a name and a time frame. For example, Harry Clifton – 1920-1933, Maisie Clifton – 1921-1936, Hugo Barrington – 1925-1936, etc. This means that some of the same incidents were woven in multiple sections of the book and from different perspectives. I enjoy this style but it may slow the story down for some readers.

I thought it was a fascinating look at what life in England was like between two different classes of people, in the period between World War I and the outbreak of World War II. This book primarily introduces characters, relationships, and conflicts that will be more fully developed in the remaining Clifton Chronicles (currently seven). The second book, Sins of the Father, picks up immediately after the first book. I listened to Only Time Will Tell in audio, narrated by Roger Allam and Emilia Fox, who were so outstanding I decided to listen to Book 2 in audio as well. I'm looking forward to spending the spring with the fascinating Clifton Chronicles.
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  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
England um 1930: Der junge Harry Clifton wächst an den Hafendocks von Bristol heran, seine Mutter Maisie muss sich mit harter Arbeit durchschlagen. Um den Tod von Harrys Vater, der angeblich im Krieg gefallen ist, rankt sich ein Geheimnis. Harrys Leben nimmt eine Wendung, als er das Stipendium für eine Eliteschule erhält. Er tritt ein in die Welt der Reichen und lernt Giles Barrington sowie dessen Schwester Emma kennen, Erben einer Schifffahrts- Dynastie. Harry verliebt sich in Emma, ohne zu ahnen, dass die Schicksale ihrer Familien auf tragische Weise miteinander verknüpft sind ...
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
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"From the popular author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes 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 his 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 who was his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the first-born son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line? This introductory novel in 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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