kanek2To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kane and Abel’s publication, Jeffrey has re-crafted his 1979 bestseller. The book is out now in paperback, and also in the UK as a special commemorative hardback edition.

About the book

Born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world, both men are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. These two men — ambitious, powerful, ruthless — are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fuelled by their all-consuming hatred. Over 60 years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have.

Kane and Abel has sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is now on its 84th reprint.

Jeffrey’s comments on the 30th anniversary edition:

Kane and Abel was the breakthrough in my career as a writer and remains the most popular of my works to date. That was the reason why, 30 years after its publication, I set about the task of rewriting it. Re-crafting turned out to be a more accurate description of what took place during the next nine months, because despite making considerable revisions, the plot remains unchanged.

“I hope past readers will appreciate the commemorative edition and new readers will enjoy meeting William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski for the first time.” — Jeffrey Archer

What the reviewers had to say

‘If there were a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win’
– Daily Telegraph
‘The ultimate novel of sibling rivalry’
– Dan Brown
‘Probably the greatest storyteller of our age’
— Mail on Sunday

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