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English author and former politicianwd:Q313489
country of citizenship:
language of expression: English
educated at: Brasenose College
occupation: politician, novelist, writer, playwright, science fiction writer, children's writer
position held: Member of the House of Lords, Member of the 46th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 45th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 44th Parliament of the United Kingdom
Jeffrey Howard Archer (born 15 April 1940) is an English novelist, former politician, convicted perjurer, and peer of the realm.
Before becoming an author, Archer was a Member of Parliament (1969–1974), but did not seek re-election after a financial scandal that left him almost bankrupt. He revived his fortunes as a best-selling novelist; his books have sold around 330 million copies worldwide.Archer became deputy chairman of the Conservative Party (1985–86), before resigning after a newspaper accused him of paying money to a prostitute. In 1987, he won a court case and was awarded large damages because of this claim. He was made a life peer in 1992 and subsequently became Conservative candidate to be the first elected Mayor of London. He had to resign his candidacy in 1999 after it emerged that he had lied in his 1987 libel case. He was imprisoned (2001–03) for perjury and perverting the course of justice, ending his elected political career.
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novel by Jeffrey Archerwd:Q7487246
1986 or 1977