Yesterday I met Lord Jeffrey Archer who is an English novelist, former politician, and peer of the realm.
“When I was three, I wanted to be four. When I was four, I wanted to be prime minister.”
Before becoming an author, Archer was a Member of Parliament (1969–1974), but did not seek re-election after a financial scandal that left him almost bankrupt and 400k out of pocket after a disastrous investment.
He had to resign his candidacy in 1999 after it emerged that he had lied in his 1987 libel case. He was imprisoned (2001–2003) for perjury and perverting the course of justice, ending his elected political career.
He revived his fortunes as a best-selling novelist; his books have sold around 330 million copies worldwide and he was in this weeks The Times top 100 Rich List.
He certainly has had a very colourful life and is famous for holding Shepherds Pie and Krug parties for prominent people at his London home!
One of his famous quotes, as above reminds me of myself, NO not wanting to be prime minister but to be able to employ people and make Manchester Printers the place to go for anything printed! I think we are certainly getting there, don’t you?
Gavin – To Cut a Long Story Short