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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fiction Lover's Must Read: Jeffrey Archer’s - Only Time Will Tell

It’s been some time since JEFFREY ARCHER released his latest book –“Only Time Will Tell”, but its profuse popularity & widespread readership calls for a mention on the blog.

This is first of the five-book series: The Clifton Chronicles which is acclaimed to be Jeffrey Archer’s “most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author”.

“Only time will tell” is set in 1919 in the backstreets of Bristol & revolves around a certain Harry Clifton’s life. The book starts with Maisie’s (Harry’s mother) side of the story of his father’s tragic but noble death as a war hero. Thereon, the book grips the reader in its ingenious plot of deception & enigma that envelopes his father’s death. However, it isn’t before 21 turbulent years that Harry discovers the truth.


What gives it multiple facets is that the different characters give a different picture of the same story. As Harry discovers how his father really died, he is lead on to a bigger question? Is he really the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who worked in Bristol docks, if not who is his father?

Around the destruction of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, Harry must decide whether to take his place at Oxford, or join the fight against Hitlers’ Germany.

In Jeffrey Archer’s masterful hands, the reader will be taken on a journey that he won’t want to end, even after he has turned the last page of this unforgettable yarn, because then he will be faced with a dilemma that neither him nor Harry Clifton could even have anticipated….

Special mention to the popularity of the book

This one, like most of Archer’s books climbed to the top of the best-seller charts within days of its release.

Plus, Jeffrey Archer visiting India himself simply helped the skyrocketing numbers that the book sales reached.  On his arrival in Chennai, India, he learned about the overwhelming response that Only Time Will Tell had garnered reaching number one on the bestseller list in India after just two days of it’s release.

A number of articles in leading newspapers and sights only go on to prove the intense regard for the author’s work.

The readership of his books is much higher in India, even though sales figures are about the same as in major countries. According to a survey, in India approximately 25 people read one copy of a book, whereas in the Unites States and Europe only 2.5 people read a copy – Thanks to the online book rental services which help more people read.

So, fiction lovers & followers, if you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for!
Follow the link & order it now, from librarywala. 


  1. Honestly can't wait to read it. I'm a big, big Archer fan! My personal favourite is 'Prisoner Of Birth'. Brilliant plot, plenty of twists and an ingenious climax. What makes this book all the more anticipated is that it is one of a five part series, something that every Archer fan will lap up.

  2. Must be an enjoyable read Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.

  3. Thanks Rohit, keep coming back for more interesting reviews & articles :)