Out on 04 August 2022

The Fourth Estate

Jeffrey Archer

04 August 2022
9781529060089
624 pages

Synopsis

Engrossing and addictive, No#1 Bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s The Fourth Estate sees two newspaper barons in a battle for supremacy and power.

Two men who seem to have little in common aside from their desire to stay at the top of their game.

One, Richard Armstrong, born in poverty, survived the Second World War through luck, guts and being ruthless before buying a failing German newspaper while putting his competitors out of business.

The other, Keith Townsend, raised in wealth, took over his family’s business, his brilliance soon making him the most successful newspaper publisher in Australia.

Now their ambitions are about to collide as each find themselves threated by financial disaster. In a race to save their crumbling empires, each man must find a way to remain on top and take control of the greatest media conglomerate in the world.

Only one can triumph. Which one will it be?


With Archer’s trademark twists and turns, this is a powerful tale set in the newspaper world of wealth and corruption, desire and destruction.

‘Probably the greatest storyteller of our age’ - Mail on Sunday

Probably the greatest storyteller of our age

Mail on Sunday

If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win

Daily Telegraph

Archer has a gift for plot that can only be described as genius

Sunday Telegraph