Jeffrey Archer delights audience in Lytham with book signing and talk
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The Kane and Abel writer, 83, is touring the UK for a series of book signings for his latest work, the novel Traitors Gate, and Lytham was included as one of his points on the map.
Lytham bookshop Plackitt and Booth, on Clifton Street, which has been arranging visits by top authors for many years, organised the event.
It was held at a packed Fylde Rugby Club, Lytham on Thursday September 28 and included a talk and a signed hardback copy of his new book.
Archer’s latest work, Traitors Gate, is a crime thriller which centres on a master criminal’s plans to steal the Crown Jewels.
He has written numerous big-selling novels, short stories and also became a playwright – even appearing as an actor on stage, as well as previously enjoying a colourful political career.
During the talk, the famous author told the audience he got the idea for his latest book from a taxi driver but admitted that the first draft had to be re-written.
Pat Booth, co-proprietor of Plackitt and Booth, said: “Jeffery Archer was amazing.
"You couldn’t hear a pin drop – he had everyone in the palm of his hand.
"He’s been doing this for decades and he’s master at it.”