GREAT BRITAIN: Prelude

Jeffery John Archer, Earl Amherst was a soldier of the King during the World War, won himself the Military Cross. Later he became a dramatic critic on Manhattan's famed morning World, an intimate of all the Tonys on West 52nd Street and a bosom companion of Noel Coward. Last week the Earl of Amherst, 40, stood in a London tailor's shop wrapped in the mantle of crimson velvet and banded ermine in which he must make obeisance to his King.

"I look," said he, "like something out of a very old deck of foreign...

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