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Jeffrey Archer

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15, 1940
London, England
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15, 1940 (age 81)
London, England


An English author and politician who resigned from Parliament on the heels of a financial scandal, he became famous for his 1976 novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less. His other works include Sons of Fortune (2002) and A Prisoner of Birth (2008).

Before Fame

He received training as a teacher through the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. At the age of twenty-nine, he became a member of Parliament.


The publication of his first novel saved him from bankruptcy.

Family Life

He was born in London, and he grew up in Somerset, England. He married Doreen Weeden; together, they had two children.

Associated With

When Archer campaigned for the office of Mayor of London in 2000, he had the support of former Prime Minister John Major.