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The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

Originally published: Great Britain: Macmillan, 2012.

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ISBN 9781250000972
Published 8 May 2012 by St Martin's Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Archer, Jeffrey
Series CLIFTON CHRONICLES (part: 02)
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ISBN-13 9781250000972
ISBN-10 1250000971
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher St Martin's Press
Imprint St Martin's Press
Publication Date 8 May 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Archer, Jeffrey
Series CLIFTON CHRONICLES (part: 02)
Category Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 339
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 658g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, World War, 1939-1945, Family secrets, British - United States - History - 20th century, Families - England - History - 20th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 245386

Description of this Book

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer returns with his most ambitious work of epic storytelling--a multi-generational saga of fate, fortune, and redemption that began with ONLY TIME WILL TELL. On the heels of the international bestseller ONLY TIME WILL TELL, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles.... Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets recently revealed, and forced to admit that his wish to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity. But on landing in America, he quickly learns the risks of such a scheme, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that might be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read. <br>--Anthony Horowitz, Daily Telegrap h (London) on only time will tell<br> I was touched and enthralled by this tale of how Harry from the Bristol backstreets rises<br>from obscurity to high society. --Wendy Holden, Daily Ma il (London ) on only time will tell Archer can make you wring your hands in anguish and guffaw out loud, all on the same page, and he does in these 15 ingenious stories. <br>--New Jersey Sta r-Ledger on And Thereby Han gs a Tale<br> A compelling read...The pace never flags. --Newsday (New York) on A Prisoner of Birth<br>An accomplished yarn-spinner who knows how to sink the hook that keeps the reader racing<br>along to find out what happens next. <br>--St . Petersburg Times (Florida ) on A Prisoner of Birth<br> A worthy successor to the still best-selling The Da Vinci Code. <br>--Liz Smith, New York Post, on Fa lse Impression<br> One of the top ten storytellers in the world. <br>--Los Angeles Times<br> A

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Author's Bio

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and twenty years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections-including Only Time Will Tell, Kane & Abel, and A Prisoner of Birth-have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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