Jeffrey Archer: Best Selling Author

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Bio:

Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies in 97 countries and more than 37 languages. He 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 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 and twenty-three years as a Member of the House of Lords.  

His latest novel Cometh The Hour, is out now, published by St Martin’s Press priced $27.99 and is the sixth volume of the international and Sunday Times No.1 bestselling series, The Clifton Chronicles. Jeffrey is also an art collector and amateur auctioneer, conducting around 30 charity auctions a year. He has been married to Dame Mary Archer for 50 years, and they have two sons and two grandsons.

What do you do best?

Writing.

What makes you the best?

Hard work, preparation, and loving what I do.

Biggest success?

Kane and Abel selling 37 million copies

What are your aspirations?

Personal: To captain the England cricket team

Business: To have The Clifton Chronicles made into a television series

Most challenging moment?

Making my maiden speech in the House of Commons at the age of 29.

Favourite motto:

Fortune favours the brave

Favourite people:

Margaret Thatcher.  My grandsons, Alexander (3) and Harry (1)

Favourite places:

My homes in Mallorca and Grantchester; and St Petersburg

Favourite products:

My Mini, my pen, my Kindle

Current passions:

I hate racial discrimination, snobbery, and the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport.

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