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Quiz award winning author Jeffrey Archer

July 31st, 2011
10:30 PM ET

Jeffrey Archer is one of the world's most successful writers, having sold more than 350million books in 97 countries and in over 37 languages around the world.

But more than that, the British novelist is himself a great story.

He is also a playwright, a former parliamentarian and London mayor candidate, a champion athlete and a convicted criminal.

Archer's rise to international fame began with his first novel "Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less" written in 1975 to repay creditors from a bad investment that left him on the brink of bankruptcy. It defied the critics and became a best-seller.

In the past 36 years, he has gone on to write a series of novels, plays and short stories including "The Prison Diaries" series written during his two year stint in jail following convictions for perjury and perverting the course of justice during a 1987 libel case against British tabloid "The Daily Star".

Archer has now just finished penning his 16th novel Only Time Will Tell, the first in a proposed series known as The Clifton Chronicles.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Chibuike Onwumere Temple

    He is a leader. 2348039316984.

    July 31, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  2. ANGELA ARNETT

    I AM WRITING A BOOK ABOUT MY 7 YEAR SPRINT WITH JESUS PH CHRIST. IT TALKS A LOT ABOT ANGELS ETC. WHAT PUBLISHING COMPANY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TRYING TO WORK WITH? IT IS N'T A PIPE DREAM PROJECT...I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE BOOK AND SHOOTING THE DOCUMENTARY FOR SOME TIME NOW. ANY ADVICE WOULD BE MUCH APPRACIATED AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD.
    -ANGELA ARNETT WITH "JESUS & LITHIUM"
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    August 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  3. ANGELA ARNETT

    i HAD TYPOS...I AM SORRY. BEEN UP FOR A LONG TIME...Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I AM WRITING A BOOK ABOUT MY 7 YEAR SPRINT WITH JESUS PH CHRIST. IT TALKS A LOT ABOT ANGELS ETC. WHAT PUBLISHING COMPANY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TRYING TO WORK WITH? IT IS N'T A PIPE DREAM PROJECT...I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE BOOK AND SHOOTING THE DOCUMENTARY FOR SOME TIME NOW. ANY ADVICE WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD.
    -ANGELA ARNETT WITH "JESUS & LITHIUM"
    360-232-4386

    August 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  4. baran

    ı really wonder it.it may be awesome thing.

    August 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  5. Emmanuel Ajua

    He remains one of the best and my favorite writer in the world.

    August 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Reply
  6. bidemi badmus

    like the proverbial old wine....his books are always a delight.

    August 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  7. nnaemego obianuju

    i really love your books,maybe u can write a novel set in africa,will really appreciate it.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Reply
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