Congratulations to Andy McNab for being awarded a CBE for services to literacy and charity. I’m puzzled why David Cornwell, Ian McEwan and Julian Barnes haven’t had knighthoods, when we have at least 16 theatre knights and 11 theatre dames. Perhaps all three turned it down?
This week I’ve done two auctions, two nights in a row. On Wednesday evening I was at London Zoo in Regent’s Park raising money for their Save the Rhino appeal, and last night I was at a Le Mans dinner at the Hurlingham Club, to do the auction for Hope for Tomorrow. I didn’t get home until almost midnight on … Read More
Tomorrow, Thursday 18 May, is UK publication day for THIS WAS A MAN in paperback. When I was a child, the paperback used to outsell the hardback 5 to 1, because retailers weren’t allowed to discount the jacket price, or offer deals. But now, while the hardback jacket price was £20, the high street shops and supermarkets were selling it … Read More
I’ve just returned from a ‘shakedown’ cruise on the liner, Viking Sky. For those who don’t know – and I didn’t – a shakedown is when a ship is tested on its first run with passengers. Mary and I were among the guests of Tors Hagen, the dynamic owner of the Viking Line, and we, like his other guests, were … Read More
A huge THANK YOU to all my readers who’ve sent me so many kind and generous messages about THIS WAS A MAN, the final volume in the Clifton Chronicles. I was thrilled that the book went straight to #1 on the Sunday Times Bestseller list, and also to #1 in India, South Africa and New Zealand. I had a very … Read More
Thursday 10 November, 7.30pm, An Evening with Jeffrey Archer with Booka Bookshop, Moreton Hall School, Oswestry ~ Tickets: £20 plus booking fee if purchasing online. Includes a signed hardback copy of This Was a Man, plus glass of wine/soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online here
Saturday 5 November, 1.00pm, Cambridge
Friday 4 November, 7.30pm, Northwood