Publication week

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

Emirates Festival of Literature, Dubai


Friday 3 to Sunday 5 March 2017, Jeffrey did two talks at this year’s festival plus a keynote address to the booksellers’ conference. You can see highlights here –

Mediterranean break

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

Book Launch Round-up


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