Latest Lord Archer offering

PUBLISHED: 15:30 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:30 16 January 2013

Jeffrey Archer. Copyright Swannell.

Jeffrey Archer. Copyright Swannell.

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A WELL-KNOWN author and former politician who was brought up in Weston has released his latest ‘gripping’ read.

Jeffrey Archer, who was also a Member of Parliament for five years during the 1960s and 1970s, is about to have the third in the Clifton Chronicles, Best Kept Secret, published.

Lord Archer was made a life peer in 1992 and Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare and has sold more than 250 million books worldwide at the age of 71.

His latest offering is described by publishers as ‘a gripping family saga of the trials and tribulations of the Clifton and Barringtons, two families at opposite ends of the social spectrum’.

The story follows Harry Clifton, now a best-selling novelist, who has built a new life with Emma Barrington and their son Sebastian.

As they begin their married life together they face danger and disloyalty, not only from within the Barrington family but from a shady figure from Harry’s past.

The book is the highly-anticipated third instalment of the Clifton Chronicles and takes the reader on a breakneck journey from Bristol to the USA and on to Buenos Aires in the mid-1950s.

It bears all the hallmarks of a classic Archer thriller, keeping the reader guessing throughout with his fast-paced narrative and nail-biting cliffhangers.

The cast of colourful characters includes the scheming Lady Virginia and a ruthless South American criminal Don Pedro Martinez.

Lord Archer is the only author to have had number one best-sellers in fiction, short stories and non-fiction.

The latest book is to be published by Macmillan on March 14, priced £20 in hardback.


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