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Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
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Mar 24, 2012

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Read from March 20 to 24, 2012 — I own a copy

** spoiler alert ** Harry -son of Maisie and Arthur. Harry doesn't know dad, lives with mum, Uncle Stan wh works at docks, and grandparents. Choir soloist gets scholarship to St Bede's. Mates are Barrington and Deakins. Advice given by Old Jack who lives in old carriage at docks.

Maisie - works at Tilleys a waitress, doesn't knows what has happened to husband Arthur. Father of Harry might be Barrington's dad. Maise takes job at hotel and is a success. Buys out Tilley to own the teashop. Fire at the teashop means she loses everything. Hugo Barrington then gets her sacked from her job at the Palace Hotel by telling lies about her.

Hugo - Knows Harry may be his son. Knows that Arthur may have been trapped in the hull of a boat his workers were sealing up. Set up Uncle Stan by paying him off then calling the police that he'd been robbed.

Old Jack - Won Victoria Cross helps Harry in his schholl life and heping Maisie pay for it.

Giles Barrington - His sister falls in love with Harry.

At the wedding Old Jack turns up and objects to the marriage on the grounds they could hav ethe same father.

Harry goes on a ship to get training to join the navy. It's hit by a torpedo and he is one of two survivors. He takes the name of Tom Bradshaw the other survivor who dies in hospital. Writes to his mum to tell her his plan. When he gets to America using the name Tom Bradshaw he isarrrested for murder.

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