Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles) (The Clifton Chronicles, 1)

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Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles) (The Clifton Chronicles, 1)

Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles) (The Clifton Chronicles, 1)

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You see, I never would have picked up this book normally, as for me, the plot came across as being a bit samey, and frankly, I thought it was going to be dull. If I had to sum up my opinion of this book in one sentence, it would be "Honey, could you pass me the Excedrin? The narratives by both, Roger Allam and Emilia Fox were spot on and helped to push this book to a five star for me. Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel , A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales , has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 270 million copies.

It may sound strange, but: Archer's novels are not quite thriller, not quite family drama and not quite history novel, and yet, it's ALL of it! Harry wins a choral scholarship at a prestigious blueblood school for the upper crust of society, and he manages to make some friends. Archer begins the series with a splendid foundation, sure to offer many offshoots in the coming books. Not that there's anything absolutely wrong with the writing, but at times it becomes moralizing, and all the way through it is written in a language that is easily and quickly read.

I still don't know if I want to read the rest of the Clifton-Saga too, because I prefer single novels. The writing itself is concise and to the point and without too much of a descriptive slant, but it’s a clever structure and the likeable characters combined with steadily building tension, kept me turning the pages. After they had left, Mama went straight to my father’s study and I could hear raised voices, which had recently become more and more common. So the yardstick being as high as it is for Jeffrey, the series is still decent and worth a one-time read.

You will be taken on a journey that you won’t want to end, but when you turn the last page of this unforgettable yarn, you will be faced with a dilemma that neither you, nor Harry Clifton, could have anticipated. Eton has been known to bend the rules when it comes to members of the aristocracy and will occasionally allow a stupid boy to darken its doors, which is why I selected Percy for my little subterfuge in the first place. I have seen books where each section tells the next part of the story, and I have seen books where each section tells the same story from multiple perspectives.

Lediglich ein paar kleine Spannungsflauten drücken meine Bewertung um einen Stern, denn es wurde zu oft ein und die selbe Geschichte aus verschiedenen Perspektiven erzählt.

While things are going well for Harry, Hugo Barrington, Harry's best friend(Giles) father always showed contempt towards Harry while they his son and Harry both studied I school and college. A Boer War veteran who saved the life of his fellow officers and men, he is decorated with the Victoria Cross for his services, but is left permanently scarred by having killed 11 Boer soldiers to earn the medal, and cuts himself off from the world, eventually being persuaded to accept a job as a night watchman in the Barrington shipyards by his former lieutenant, Sir Walter Barrington, whose life he saved. I didn’t enjoy the journey back to Bristol, and felt even worse when I got home and my mother asked me the same question.Not only are there some unresolved threads in this book, but the story ends on the most terrific cliffhanger of a plot twist, so if you prefer everything to be tied-up with a ribbon by the last page, you might feel cheated. The Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels published between 2011-2017, topped the bestseller lists around the world.

I knew Papa was cross about Giles not being offered a place at Eton, something I still don’t understand, because a lot of boys more stupid than my brother passed the exam. In Jeffrey Archer s masterful hands, you will be taken on a journey that you won t want to end, even after you turn the last page of this unforgettable yarn, because you will be faced with a dilemma that neither you, nor Harry Clifton could ever have anticipated. Clifton forges ahead to make a name for himself, while living under the shadow of never having met his father. He gained a Blue in Athletics at Oxford, was President of the University Athletics Club, and went on to run the 100 yards in 9. On the day before the examination was due to take place my father drove me to Eton in his swish new Bugatti, which could do a hundred miles an hour, and once we hit the A4 he proved it.The plot revolves around the protagonist Harry Clifton, spanning the time between the end of World War I and the beginning of the Second World War. Archer singles himself out by using seven narrators to tell the same story from their own point of view. Harry's mother, Maisie, works as a waitress and scrimps and saves to send her son to school and give him a better life. while on a luxury liner sailing to New York a battle for power is about to turn to murder in cold blood. We spent the night at the Swann Arms, the same hotel in which he had stayed over twenty years before when he took the entrance exam.

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