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.
In 1980 Jeffrey Archer's novel Kane and Abel was an international No 1 bestseller. 32 years later his 2012 novel, The Sins of the Father, was another No 1 and remained in the top 10 bestseller chart for 12 weeks.
The latest instalment of the Clifton Chronicles, Mightier Than The Sword, was published in March 2015 and was another number one bestseller.
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, Chairman of Cambridge Universities Hospital Trust (Addenbrooke’s) for 49 years, and they have two sons.
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Delighted to see Kane and Abel features in this great Easter Pageturners price promo on Australian ibooks @PanMacAus http://t.co/LCiofcpLcZ
Spectacular sunset over the Bay of Palma at the end of last night's writing session. http://t.co/rBlRCK3iyI
Mary & our son William at lunch with Stephen Sondheim yesterday - I'm in Majorca, head down, writing the next book. http://t.co/OHjqvGTC5W
Book Highlights of 2015
Archer, Hope & Greenwood, Mitchell, Moyes, Murakami, Tartt and Watson are all Sunday Times Bestsellers
Archer, Deaver, Mitchell, Higashida, Montefiore, Parsons and Harding are all Sunday Times Bestsellers
Curtis Brown authors write Quick Reads titles
Jeffrey Archer and Tracy Chevalier in Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers list