Novelist, short story writer and author of non-fiction
Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 250 million copies in 97 countries and more than 42 languages of his 22 novels, eight collections of short stories, three plays, three children's books, three volumes of prison diaries and a Gospel.
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, nineteen in the House of Lords and two in Her Majesty's prisons.
Jeffrey is an art collector and amateur auctioneer, conducting around 30 charity auctions a year, and has raised more than ten million pounds in the last ten years for good causes. He has been married to Dame Mary Archer DBE, the current Chairman of the Science Museum Group, for 50 years and they have two sons.