The Master Story Teller, Jeffrey (Lord) Archer’s talk at the Indian School of Business (ISB)

Visitors
Jeffrey Archer, Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and twenty-two years in the House of Lords. Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 270 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (Eighteen times), short stories (Four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). All of his novels and short story collections—including Be Careful What You Wish For, Best Kept Secret, Sins of the Father and Only Time Will Tell—have been international best selling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
March 5, 2015 | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Thursday
Khemka auditorium, Hyderabad, India
For ISB Community

Lord Archer To talk about his new book ‘Mightier Than The Sword’. He will also be talking about how India is emerging to be his no 1 reader base and how he loves spending time in India.

Introduction of the new book
In 2011, Archer published the first of five books in The Clifton Chronicles, which follow the life of Harry Clifton from his birth in 1920, through to the finale in 2020. Mightier Than The Sword is the 5th Book in the series. Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the M. V. Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic-but how many passengers lose their lives?
 

When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger.
 

His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall.
 

Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time?
 

In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival.
 

Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.