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Jeffrey Archer
Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller lists around the world, and is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (nineteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). He was born in London, and brought up in the West Country. He gained a... show more



Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller lists around the world, and is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (nineteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). He was born in London, and brought up in the West Country. He gained a Blue in Athletics at Oxford, was President of the University Athletics Club, and went on to run the 100 yards in 9.6 seconds for Great Britain in 1966. Jeffrey has served five years in the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament, and twenty-five years as a Member of the House of Lords. He has written 21 novels, 6 sets of short stories, 3 prison diaries, 3 plays (all of which have been performed in London's West End) and a gospel. His first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less was sold to 17 countries within a year. It was also made into a successful serial for BBC Radio 4, and was later televised in 1990 by the BBC. He won the Prix Relay du Roman d’Évasion, a prize that rewards a novel in which readers can ‘escape from everyday life’, for his novel Paths of Glory, and the Prix Polar International Prize for the best international thriller of the year, for his novel A Prisoner of Birth. His latest novel THIS WAS A MAN, was published in paperback in May 2017 and is the seventh and final volume of The Clifton Chronicles which have topped the bestseller lists around the world. His new book of short stories, TELL TALE, will be published in November 2017, and his next novel, HEADS YOU WIN, will be published in 2018.Jeffrey is also an amateur auctioneer, conducting around 20 charity auctions a year. He has been married to Dame Mary Archer, Chairman of the Science Museum Group, for 51 years.www.jeffreyarcher.com Follow Jeffrey on Facebook and Twitter @Jeffrey_Archer

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Birth date: 15-04-1940
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Reader & Dreamer
Reader & Dreamer rated it 2 years ago
The story was so captivating, I struggled to put it down.A very good read.
Toni
Toni rated it 2 years ago
The Clifton Chronicles book #4The fourth novel in the Clifton Chronicles series picks up minutes where the “Best Kept Secret” left. Set in England and spanning the years 1957-1964 we follow the Clifton-Barrington family saga in their face off with Don Pedro Martinez, a smuggler who became a staunch ...
Toni
Toni rated it 2 years ago
The Clifton Chronicle book# 3The book picks up after the events in “The Sins of the Father” and is a real pot boiler that continues the Clifton gripping family and political sagas which spans the years 1945 to 1958 in this installment.The momentum of the narrative swings between Giles Barrington, no...
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Toni rated it 2 years ago
The Clifton Chronicles book #2In this sequel to “Only Time Will Tell”, Mr. Archer continues the Clifton Chronicles with a plot-driven story that begins hastily with Harry Clifton in prison detailing his experiences after he had switched identities with Lt. Tom Bradshaw who died when his ship was sun...
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Toni rated it 3 years ago
Book#1, The Clifton Chronicles If I would have listened to some reviewers I wouldn’t have touched this book but I did not and I am happy I have ignored all those so so reviews. In fact, I simply loved this story and found that Mr. Archer delivered a page-turning saga filled with twists and enough of...
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