Jeffrey Archer is the author of 14 novels, including Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less and Kane and Abel, 5 collections of short stories, three plays, three children’s books, and two screenplays. He is published in more than 65 countries and 38 languages, and has international sales in excess of 135 million copies. The son of a printer, Archer was born in London and went to Oxford University. He went on to serve five years in the House of Commons, 16 years in the House of Lords, and two years in Her Majesty’s prisons. He ran the 100 yards for Great Britain in 9.6 seconds in 1966, and, more recently, completed the Flora London Marathon in 5 hours 26 minutes. Archer has raised more than £10 million for charity in the last ten years, and has appeared as key-note speaker at a number of major events – Margaret Thatcher called him the finest orator in England. Jeffrey Archer has been married for 40 years to Dr Mary Archer. They have two sons, and divide their time between homes in London and Cambridge. Jeffrey Archer presented his eagerly awaited new novel, A Prisoner of Birth.