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Had a great opportunity to meet Jeffrey Archer, the great ‘story teller’, on the occasion of his latest book launch ” Only Time Will Tell; The family saga of the Clifton Chronicles.
All set for a grand evening with master story teller. Good display of Jeffrey Archer’s books
On 8 March, Jeffrey Archer was at Odyssey, Express Avenue. As soon as he arrived, Archer thanked the crowd for the warm welcome. Archer is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (14 times), short stories (4 times) and non fiction.
Archer spoke about the latest book. How he manages the busy schedule (this time in India, he is covering 5 cities in 6 days, in Chennai alone 11 interviews in a day!). Got to know lot of interesting trivia about the author. He can’t use any of the latest technologies while writing, so he literally writes all his books, takes almost 50 days to finish the manuscript. Take 2 hours of break after every 2 hours of writing. He spends almost 10 hours for the first page of the book and 15 hours for the last page, shows how important to have a great beginning and a fantastic end.
Jeffrey Archer was full of energy at this age of 70. He stressed the importance to be physically fit. His talk was a great mix of wit and wisdom. Archer talked about the authors that inspired him, about the ongoing Cricket World Cup (he predicted, ofcourse he was not serious, an England Vs Ireland final but said An India Vs South Africa final would be great). He was little bit worried about the book piracy. Archer joked that the day is not far away when a kid would knock his door and ask whether he wants ‘the latest Jeffrey Archer’.
But the most cherished moment was when I got the opportunity to meet Jeffrey Archer, interact with him and get his books autographed!