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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was born in the City of London Maternity Hospital on April 15, 1940. His father, William (died 1956), was 64-years-old at the time

Jeffrey was two weeks old when his family moved to the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, where he spent most of his early life.

Jeffrey Archer married Mary in July 1966, having met him at Oxford University, where Jeffrey had been studying for a Diploma in Education. Their first date was to see the Bond film Dr No.

Jeffrey Archer wrote his first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less in 1976.

Archer writes all his stories with a felt tip pen.

A former MP and Conservative Party chairman, Archer was made a life peer by John Major's government in 1992.

On July 24, 1987 author Jeffrey Archer won £500,000 libel damages for a Daily Star story that he had slept with a prostitute.

In 2001 Jeffrey Archer began a four year jail sentence for perjury and perverting the course of justice, relating back to his successful 1987 libel action against the Daily Star tabloid newspaper.

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