Jeffrey Archer The Clifton Chronicles Collection 5 Books Set (Jeffrey Archer Books)
Only Time Will Tell
The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archers most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author.The epic tale of Harry Cliftons life begins in 1919; in the backstreets of Bristol. His father was a war hero; but it will be twenty-one tumultuous years before Harry discovers the truth about how his father really died and if; in fact; he even was his father. Only Time Will Tell takes a cast of memorable characters from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War; when Harry must decide whether to take his place at Oxford; or join the fight against Hitlers Germany.
Best Kept Secret
1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellors deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel; while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her fathers office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called; Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton; Harry and Emmas son; who ultimately influences his uncles fate.
The Sins of the Father
New York; 1939. Tom Bradshaw is arrested for first degree murder. He stands accused of killing his brother. When Sefton Jelks; a top Manhattan lawyer; offers his services for nothing; penniless Tom has little choice but to accept his assurance of a lighter sentence. After Tom is tried; found guilty and sentenced; Jelks disappears; and the only way for him to prove his innocence would be to reveal his true identity ' something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves.
Be Careful What you wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For; the fourth instalment in Jeffrey Archer's The Clifton Chronicles; opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian; who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died; Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company; Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet; the egregious Major Alex Fisher; in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner; the MV Buckingham. Back in London; Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student; Clive Bingham; who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham; Jessica's future mother-in-law; has a visit from an old friend; Lady Virginia Fenwick; who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice.Then; without warning; Cedric Hardcastle; a bluff Yorkshire man who no one has come across before; takes his place on the board of Barrington's. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated; and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision; the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Mightier than the Sword
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives?
When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York; he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN; and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author; Anatoly Babakov; who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe; a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published; that he puts his own life in danger. His wife Emma; chairman of Barrington Shipping; is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign; and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall.Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown; and looks set for even higher office; until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again; Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary; Major Alex Fisher; who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time?In London; Harry and Emma's son; Sebastian; is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London; and has proposed to the beautiful young American; Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane; a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian; will stop at nothing to remove his rival.Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this spellbinding story with all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors.
Excellent collection set
Excellent collection set
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