Jeffery Archer

About the author:

It has often been said that Jeffrey Archer's own story would make an international bestseller. He was born in London, brought up in Somerset, the son of a printer, and educated at Wellington School, and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he gained an athletics blue, was President of the University Athletics Club, and went on to run the 100 yards in 9.6 seconds for Great Britain in 1966.

After leaving Oxford he was elected to the Greater London Council, and three years later at the age of 29, he became Member of Parliament for Louth. After five years in the Commons and a promising political career ahead of him, he invested heavily in a Canadian company called Aquablast, on the advice of the Bank of Boston. The company went into liquidation, and three directors were later sent to jail for fraud. Left with debts of £427,727, and on the brink of bankruptcy, he resigned from the House of Commons.

Jeffrey has been married for 40 years to Dr Mary Archer, who is chairman of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (incorporating Addenbrooke's and the Rosie Hospitals in Cambridge). They have two sons, William and James. They divide their time between homes in London and Cambridge.

Now published in 63 countries and more than 32 languages, Jeffrey Archer is firmly established, with international sales passing 250 million copies.

Visit for more information on Jeffery Archer



Subscribe to AuthorsReading monthly Newsletter:

Our Privacy Policy
We take your privacy seriously. AuthorsReading will not sell, rent or otherwise share your personal information with other companies or partners without your expressed permission as described in the AuthorsReading Privacy Policy.

Other Featured Books:

June 17, 1967 - Battle of Xom Bo II

BlackDeath 23

News Girls Don't Cry

Not My Life

The Chinese Shadow Game