Who is Jeffrey Archer?
Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-Super-Mare was born on 15th of April in 1940. He is an English novelist, life peer, former politician and a convicted criminal. Before he became an author, Archer was a politician and served as a Member of Parliament for Louth in Lincolnshire for the conservative party from 1969-1974. He did not seek re-election due to a financial scandal that had left him almost bankrupt. He was able to revive his fortunes as a novelist. Kane and Abel remains one of the best-selling books in the world, with an estimated 34 million copies sold worldwide; altogether, his books have sold more than 320 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 33 different languages.
In 1985-86, Archer became deputy chairman of the Conservative Party before he resigned after being accused of paying money to a prostitute from a newspaper. He sued the newspaper in 1987 and won the court case. He then was made a life peer in 1992, and subsequently became the Conservative candidate to be the first elected Mayor of London. He then withdrew after it emerged that he had lied in his court case, and was imprisoned from 2001-2003 for perjury and perverting the course of justice, which ended his active political career.
He is married to Mary Archer, a scientist who specialises in solar power.
15th of April, 1940 in London, UK.
Mystery and Thrillers.
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1976)
Published by Jonathon Cape
4.04 out of 5 on GoodReads
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2014: Inaugural International Recognition Award at the Board Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards
Some people standby you in your darkest hour while others walk away; only a select few march towards you and become even closer friends.
― Jeffrey Archer, Only Time Will Tell
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