The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

Paperback Clifton Chronicles

By (author) Jeffrey Archer

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 188mm x 33mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 27 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1250010403
  • ISBN 13: 9781250010407
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 2,831

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Sins of the Father Jeffrey Archer It is only days before Britain declares war on Germany. Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of a family scandal, and realizing he can never marry Emma Barrington, has joined the Merchant Navy. When a German U-boat sinks his ship, Harry and a handful of sailors are rescued by the SS Kansas Star, among them an American named Tom Bradshaw. That night, when Bradshaw dies, Harry seizes a chance to bury his past--by assuming the man's identity.

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JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including "And Thereby Hangs a Tale, A Prisoner of Birth, "and "Kane & Abel--"have been international bestsellers. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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"I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read." --Anthony Horowitz, Daily Telegrap h (London) on only time will tell "I was touched and enthralled by this tale of how Harry from the Bristol backstreets rises 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." --New Jersey Sta r-Ledger on And Thereby Han gs a Tale "A compelling read...The pace never flags."--Newsday (New York) on A Prisoner of Birth An accomplished yarn-spinner who knows how to sink the hook that keeps the reader racing along to find out what happens next." --St . Petersburg Times (Florida ) on A Prisoner of Birth "A worthy successor to the still best-selling The Da Vinci Code." --Liz Smith, New York Post, on Fa lse Impression "One of the top ten storytellers in the world." --Los Angeles Times "A

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A sweeping multi-generational saga of fate, fortune, and redemption, the Clifton Chronicles continue in the latest epic masterwork from international bestselling author JEFFREY ARCHER It is only days before Britain declares war on Germany. Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of a familyscandal, and realizinghe can never marry Emma Barrington, has joined the Merchant Navy. Whena German U-boat sinks his ship, Harry and a handful of sailors are rescued by the SS Kansas Star, among them an American named Tom Bradshaw. That night, when Bradshaw dies, Harry seizes a chance to bury his past--by assumingthe man's identity. "[A] PAGE-TURNING, HEART-STOPPING SAGA.""--Publishers Weekly" When Harry lands in America, he is arrested for the murder of Tom Bradshaw's brother.Alone, accused, and unable to prove his true identity, Harry is now chained to a past that could be worse thanwhat he left behind--butdestined for a futurethat would be greater than he ever dreamed "UNFORGETTABLE."--"Library Journal" (starred review) on the Clifton Chronicles' "Only Time Will Tell""