“The Clifton Chronicles” is a project involving several fiction books by Jeffrey Archer that feature intriguing episodic sagas of love, betrayal, loss and ambitions through the story of Harry Clifton. The stories in the books span over 100 years and follow the life of Clifton and other important characters. The books in “The Clifton Chronicles” include “Only Time will Tell,” “The Sins of the Father,” “Best Kept Secret,” “Cometh the Hour” and “Be Careful What You Wish For.”
“The Clifton Chronicles” features most of the major historical events in the 1900s and 2000s. Based on the timeless themes of love, honor and family, the series seeks to show how a single existence can impact the entire world.
"Only Time Will Tell" is the first book in “The Clifton Chronicles.” The narrative begins in 1919, shortly after World War I, and spans the period between the two world wars. Set in Bristol, England, the book introduces Clifton, a young boy who is destined to follow the footsteps of his father and uncle who work on the docks. Due to his singing talent, however, the possibility of a new destiny is rife to him. As of 2015, “Mightier than the Sword” is the latest book in “The Clifton Chronicles.”