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Jeffrey Archer

Biography

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He served five years as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and has served 26 years as a Member of the House of Lords. Now published in 97 countries and more than 37 languages, all of his novels and short story collections --- including KANE & ABEL, ONLY TIME WILL TELL and THIS WAS A MAN --- have been international bestsellers. Jeffrey is married with two sons and three grandchildren, and lives in London, Cambridge and Majorca.

Jeffrey Archer

Books by Jeffrey Archer

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction

William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective and decides to join London’s Metropolitan Police Force. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, William meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light. While following the trail of the missing masterpiece, he comes up against suave art collector Miles Faulkner and his brilliant lawyer, Booth Watson QC, who are willing to bend the law to the breaking point to stay one step ahead of William. Meanwhile, Miles Faulkner’s wife, Christina, befriends William. But whose side is she really on?

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Russia, 1968. When his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander Karpenko and his mother must flee the country if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America --- or go to Great Britain? In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. But what if the epic events of his life had played out differently? How would his experience as a struggling immigrant have been on one continent versus the other? The only way for Alexander to answer these questions --- and learn his true destiny --- is to face the past he left behind in Russia. But is his need to settle the score with his old friend, Vladimir, worth the risk of losing everything…including his own life?

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Short Stories

Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection TELL TALE, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction

Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha’s talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons. In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

COMETH THE HOUR, the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles, opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published that he puts his own life in danger.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The latest volume in Jeffrey Archer’s The Clifton Chronicles opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR follows the dazzling tale of the Clifton family's love, loss, betrayal and ambition into the 1960s.

by Jeffrey Archer - Suspense

 

BEST KEPT SECRET opens a moment after the end of THE SINS OF THE FATHER, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a bestselling novelist, Emma, their son Sebastian, and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. 

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, Harry Clifton has joined the Merchant Navy. When he survives the sinking of his ship by a German U-boat, he assumes the identity of the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

This introductory novel in The Clifton Chronicles takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry Clifton must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford or join the navy and go to war with Hitler"s Germany.

by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Short Stories

 

 

In the tradition of master storytellers, Jeffrey Archer has crafted a collection of 15 short tales. Set all over the world, the book includes heroes and villains, winners and losers, injustice and comeuppance, love and loss, the demonic and the divine.

written by Jeffrey Archer, read by Jeff Harding - Fiction

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant --- born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world --- are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Over 60 years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have.