Jeffrey Archer Master Storyteller

The globally bestselling (more than 300m books sold) storyteller Jeffrey Archer tells We’d Like A Word hosts Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan how he does it, in the 3-part episode. Jeffrey takes research to extremes – he been to prison, been an MP and is now in the House of Lords. He reads from his latest rip roaring thriller is Traitors Gate – all about how to steal the Crown Jewels and get away with it. Jeffrey also breaks down his classic 100 short story, Unique, in a writing masterclass. Start listening here, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Jeffrey also announces the winner of the We’d Like A Word competition for a new Google Pixel Fold mobile phone (cost £1700). We spoil you on this podcast!

We also talk about: jeweller Alan Gard, Maupassant, O Henry, Ajay Chowdhury & his Detective Kamil Rahman series, Roald Dahl, Dickens, Sean Connery, Ben McIntyre & Colditz, Rula Lenska, AI – artificial intelligence, reading out loud, athlete Adrian Metcalfe, Betty Boothroyd, Barry Humphries, Paul Dacre & the Daily Mail, killing dogs, counterfeit books & cricket in India, JD Salinger, the editor author partnership, Dr Who, Roy Jenkins, Adrian McKinty & The Chain, F Scott Fitzgerald, Somerset Maugham, Chief Superintendent John Sutherland, Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt, digging the plot hole even deeper, why authors should avoid biros, mortality, getting up early to write & cutting down alcohol, Richard Adams & Watership Down, rare originality, Jefferson & a missing American Declaration of Independence, & Frederick Forsyth.


We’d Like A Word is a podcast & radio show from authors Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, editors, agents, celebrities, talkers, poets, publishers, booksellers, & audiobook creators about books – fiction & non-fiction. We go out on various radio & podcast platforms. Our website is for information on Paul, Steve & our guests. We’re on Twitter @wedlikeaword & Facebook @wedlikeaword & our email is [email protected] Yes, we’re embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear from you – questions, thoughts, ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you’d like to come on We’d Like A Word to chat, review or read out passages from books. Paul is writing a new cosy mystery series set in contemporary Delhi – more on that anon. And if you’re still stuck for something to read now, may we recommend Blackwatertown, the thriller by Paul Waters or Cockerings, the comic classic by Stevyn Colgan.