Jeffery Archer

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Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey 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-six years as a Member of the House of Lords. 

His latest book, TELL TALE, is his 7th collection of short stories, and was published in paperback in April. His 22nd novel, HEADS YOU WIN, will be published in November. His novel, Kane and Abel, written more than 30 years ago, is now in its 111th reprint.

Jeffrey is also an art collector and amateur auctioneer, conducting around 20 charity auctions a year, and has raised over £51m in the last 30 years for good causes.  

He has been married to Dame Mary Archer DBE, Chairman of the Science Museum Group, for 52 years, and they have two sons, two grandsons, and one granddaughter.