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Tuesday, 30 November, 1999, 12:42 GMT
Picture gallery: The Archers

The Archer Scandal
Lord Archer remained hidden from view in the Old Vicarage, his country home near Cambridge, for six days after his lies from 13 years ago caught up with him.

Now, he has released a series of pictures showing how he and his wife, Mary, are spending their time since he was forced to quit as a London mayor candidate. They offer an intriguing glimpse.






The millionaire novelist has spent his time writing letters of apology to his friends and campaign supporters.








Lady Archer is standing by her man as he endures yet another burst of probing into his public and private life.








In written comments released with the pictures, Lady Archer described her husband as "more human than most".








One of the "sorry" letters Lord Archer has produced.




Then on Friday afternoon, Lord Archer appeared, finally giving the photographers and camera crews the justification for having spent almost a whole week waiting for Jeffrey.





He may have hoped to escape unnoticed, but Lord Archer was soon spotted as he walked briskly across his drive.





Lord Archer said nothing as he got into his car. A chauffeur then drove him away at speed.

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