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June 23, 1996 | Paul Dean, Paul Dean is a staff writer for The Times' Life & Style section, and has worked for the London Daily Mirror--once owned by Robert Maxwell
It's one thing for writers to be inspired by times and their citizens. Shakespeare certainly didn't invent his dippy royals, and Dickens borrowed beautifully from the grubby Victorians he saw. But it's quite another issue when authors overload a wisp of an idea with real people and actual events and pedal a factually top-heavy mix as a novel of what might have been.
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June 10, 2007
SUMMER'S back, and with it, the annual ritual known as summer reading. Here, we suggest 52 books worth looking at, organized by month of publication: a trove of fiction, nonfiction and reissues guaranteed to turn up the heat. -- JUNE "Bangkok Haunts" by John Burdett (Alfred A. Knopf). A Royal Thai police detective receives a snuff film whose victim is a woman he once loved. "Cat O' Nine Tails and Other Stories" by Jeffrey Archer (St. Martin's).
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July 9, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The political fate of Jeffrey Archer, a prominent Conservative Party figure and best-selling novelist, was cast into uncertainty Friday when it was revealed that he is under investigation on allegations of insider trading. Archer is considered a front-runner to become Tory chairman in Prime Minister John Major's expected Cabinet reshuffle this summer; he has been the leading choice of many party rank and file.
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June 19, 2003 | From Reuters
Jailed British author and former Conservative Party Deputy Chairman Jeffrey Archer has been granted parole and will be released next month, British authorities said Wednesday. Archer, 63, author of such international bestsellers as "Kane and Abel" and "Honor Among Thieves," was jailed in July 2001 for perjury and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. From Reuters
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January 22, 1989 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
Jeffrey Archer is Britain's best-selling author and its worst bet to become prime minister. He's also a twice-resigned, doubly shamed politician who toughed his way back from bankruptcy to earn enough from six novels and two miniseries to buy a London theater, a country estate near Cambridge and a 400-work art collection that includes Renoir, Pissarro, Picasso and Van Gogh. He would give it all to be the first 48-year-old captain of England's cricket team.
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January 26, 2003 | Julie Lipper, Julie Lipper is a former reporter for the New York Observer.
"Sons of Fortune," the first in a series of books Jeffrey Archer will publish while serving a prison sentence for perjury, is a testament to the author's passion for his craft and his ability to churn out a story under harsh circumstances. It is a fast read with a plot that fulfills readers' fantasies of friendship and rivalry. The novel is accessible but might disappoint those who are looking for characters with human depth or are interested in life's more uncontrolled elements.
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July 20, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is a best-selling novelist, a disgraced member of the House of Lords and an actor in the brief West End run of his own play, appropriately called "The Accused." On Thursday, Jeffrey Archer added perjurer to his list of credits when a jury found him guilty of lying during a 1987 libel trial. Archer, 61, was convicted on four counts of perjury and obstruction of justice for his actions during the suit he brought against the Daily Star after the newspaper reported that he had hired a prostitute.
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June 19, 2003 | From Reuters
Jailed British author and former Conservative Party Deputy Chairman Jeffrey Archer has been granted parole and will be released next month, British authorities said Wednesday. Archer, 63, author of such international bestsellers as "Kane and Abel" and "Honor Among Thieves," was jailed in July 2001 for perjury and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. From Reuters
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July 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Imprisoned novelist and disgraced politician Jeffrey Archer was freed to attend his mother's funeral two days after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. Archer, a millionaire best-selling author and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, was sentenced to four years after his conviction for lying when he successfully sued a newspaper that reported he hired a prostitute.
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January 26, 2003 | Julie Lipper, Julie Lipper is a former reporter for the New York Observer.
"Sons of Fortune," the first in a series of books Jeffrey Archer will publish while serving a prison sentence for perjury, is a testament to the author's passion for his craft and his ability to churn out a story under harsh circumstances. It is a fast read with a plot that fulfills readers' fantasies of friendship and rivalry. The novel is accessible but might disappoint those who are looking for characters with human depth or are interested in life's more uncontrolled elements.
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August 16, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Imprisoned novelist and politician Jeffrey Archer has filed an appeal against his conviction for perjury and perverting the course of justice, British court officials said. The papers were submitted to the Court of Appeal a day before the 28-day deadline expired, the Lord Chancellor's Department said. Archer, a former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, was found guilty last month of asking a friend to lie for him when he sued a tabloid newspaper that reported he had hired a prostitute.
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July 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Imprisoned novelist and disgraced politician Jeffrey Archer was freed to attend his mother's funeral two days after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. Archer, a millionaire best-selling author and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, was sentenced to four years after his conviction for lying when he successfully sued a newspaper that reported he hired a prostitute.
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July 20, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is a best-selling novelist, a disgraced member of the House of Lords and an actor in the brief West End run of his own play, appropriately called "The Accused." On Thursday, Jeffrey Archer added perjurer to his list of credits when a jury found him guilty of lying during a 1987 libel trial. Archer, 61, was convicted on four counts of perjury and obstruction of justice for his actions during the suit he brought against the Daily Star after the newspaper reported that he had hired a prostitute.
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September 27, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jeffrey Archer, the millionaire British novelist and onetime golden boy of the Conservative Party, was charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice over his 1987 libel trial. Archer had filed and won the libel suit after a tabloid accused him of hiring a prostitute. Last year, he acknowledged asking a friend to lie and say they had dinner together on a night when he was actually dining with a close female friend.
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November 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jeffrey Archer, the best-selling novelist who was the Conservative Party candidate for mayor of London, dropped out of the race Saturday after admitting he had once asked a friend to lie for him. "Jeffrey Archer has let the party down, and there could be no question of him continuing as our candidate for mayor," Conservative leader William Hague said Saturday. Archer, 59, won the party's nomination on Oct. 1.
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August 16, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Imprisoned novelist and politician Jeffrey Archer has filed an appeal against his conviction for perjury and perverting the course of justice, British court officials said. The papers were submitted to the Court of Appeal a day before the 28-day deadline expired, the Lord Chancellor's Department said. Archer, a former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, was found guilty last month of asking a friend to lie for him when he sued a tabloid newspaper that reported he had hired a prostitute.
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November 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jeffrey Archer, the best-selling novelist who was the Conservative Party candidate for mayor of London, dropped out of the race Saturday after admitting he had once asked a friend to lie for him. "Jeffrey Archer has let the party down, and there could be no question of him continuing as our candidate for mayor," Conservative leader William Hague said Saturday. Archer, 59, won the party's nomination on Oct. 1.
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August 2, 1998 | R. HUNTER GARCIA, R. Hunter Garcia is the book editor of Entertainment Today and E! Online
"The Eleventh Commandment" is Jeffrey Archer's 10th novel. A former member of Parliament who is currently a member of the House of Lords, Archer has had an impressive and steady career as a writer of compulsively readable suspense novels. In addition to his novels, Archer has written three best-selling collections of short stories and two plays. His short stories, like his novels, are perhaps best characterized by the title of his 1988 collection, "A Twist in the Tale."
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July 18, 1998 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This teeming modern metropolis of nearly 10 million people has never had an elected mayor. Bizarrely, London is still run as if it were 32 villages, each with its own small-scale borough council. London's succession of lord mayors, in their furred robes and gilt chains, are purely ceremonial figures dating back to medieval days.
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