Best Kept Secret

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 30, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Jeffrey Archer's mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues...

1945, London. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's 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 father's 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 Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate.

In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family marches onto the page. But after Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret, the third volume in Jeffrey Archer's bestselling series, will answer all these questions but, once again, pose so many more.

 

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User Review  - shannon.dolgos - LibraryThing

It's official, I'm addicted to Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicles. This one flash forwards a few years, and now Seb is 18 years old. He's gotten himself into some trouble and worried how is parents ... Read full review

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

The third book of the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer follows Harry and Emma Clifton, their son, Sebastian, and Emma's brother Giles into the 1950s and 1960s. It picks up immediately after the ... Read full review

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Harry Clifton and Emma Barrington 19451951
what had taken place that night enough adrenaline was still
Chapter 1
Giles Barrington 19511954
finally dozed off only to be woken by a gentle tap on the door
Chapter 9
Giles Barrington 1955
Sebastian Clifton 1958
feet on the floor put on his slippers and padded across to
Chapter 22
Sebastian Clifton 19551958
Chapter 26
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JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and twenty-two years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections—including Only Time Will Tell, Kane and Abel, The Sins of the Father, and False Impression—have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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