Master story-teller and British politician Jeffrey H. Archer will come to India on a four-city tour starting November 21 to promote his seven-volume “Clifton Chronicles” series, an organiser said on Sunday. The 76-year-old author will reach New Delhi on November 21, be in Bangaluru on November 22, followed by Pune and Mumbai the next two days before flying back to London on November 25.
“This Was A Man” is the captivating final volume of the ‘Clifton Chronicles’ series which have topped bestseller lists globally, said publishers Pan Macmillan India.
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Spanning the 20th century, “Clifton Chronicles” is a gripping family saga of the trials and tribulations of the Clifton and Barringtons, two families at opposite ends of the social spectrum.
The earlier books in the series starting 2011 are “Only Time Will Tell”, “The Sins Of The Father”, “Best Kept Secret”, “Be Careful What You Wish For”, “Mightier Than The Sword”, “Cometh The Hour”, also published this year.
Kinjal Shah, CEO of Crossword Bookstores, which is organising the tour, said there is always a tremendous interest in Archer’s books and there has been a buzz around his writings.
“Whether it is his televised adaptations like ‘First Among Equals’, ‘Kane and Abel’, ‘Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less’, or his stage premieres like ‘The Accused’, ‘Exclusive’ and ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’, Archer is the undisputed custodian of the twist in the tale,” Shah added.
Archer joined Britain’s Conservative Party in the mid-1960s, became a MP at the age of 29, and was later appointed the party’s Deputy Chairperson during the tenure of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
He penned his first novel, “Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less” in 1974 and later his top best-seller, “Kane and Abel” five years later.
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