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Frederick Forsyth was born in Ashford, England on August 25, 1938. At age seventeen, he decided he was ready to start experiencing life for himself, so he left school and traveled to Spain. While there he briefly attended the University of Granada before returning to England and joining the Royal Air Force. He served with the RAF from 1956 to 1958, earning his wings when he was just nineteen years old. He left the RAF to become a reporter for the Eastern Daily Press, Reuters News Agency, and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). While with the BBC, he was sent to Nigeria to cover an uprising in the Biafra region. As he learned more about the conflict, he became sympathetic to the rebel cause. He was pulled from Nigeria and reassigned to London when he reported this viewpoint. Furious, he resigned and returned to Nigeria as a freelance reporter, eventually writing The Biafra Story and later, Emeka, a biography of the rebel leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu. Upon his return to England in 1970, Forsyth began writing fiction. His first novel, The Day of the Jackal, won an Edgar Allan Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America. His other works include The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Fourth Protocol, Devil's Alternative, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and The Fox. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Day of the Jackal… (more)
The Day of the Jackal 5,070 copies, 90 reviews
The Odessa File 2,834 copies, 49 reviews
The Fourth Protocol 2,177 copies, 28 reviews
The Dogs of War 1,914 copies, 27 reviews
The Afghan 1,820 copies, 49 reviews
The Devil's Alternative 1,725 copies, 25 reviews
The Negotiator 1,725 copies, 18 reviews
The Fist of God 1,643 copies, 29 reviews
Icon 1,607 copies, 30 reviews
Avenger 1,418 copies, 22 reviews
The Deceiver 1,325 copies, 26 reviews
The Cobra 1,012 copies, 48 reviews
No Comebacks 878 copies, 9 reviews
The Veteran 724 copies, 22 reviews
The Phantom of Manhattan (Author) 720 copies, 25 reviews
The Kill List 698 copies, 51 reviews
The Shepherd 649 copies, 19 reviews
The Fox 382 copies, 15 reviews
The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue 226 copies, 20 reviews
Great Flying Stories 90 copies, 1 review
The Emperor 72 copies, 8 reviews
The Fourth Protocol [1987 film] (Screenwriter) 37 copies
Sharp Practice 12 copies
Whispering Wind 11 copies
Crime Movies 4 copies
Das Wunder 3 copies
2000 3 copies
A Careful Man 3 copies
Wet za wet 2 copies
The Citizen 2 copies
Duty 2 copies
Cakal 1 copy
O Pastor 1 copy
Čuvar 1 copy
The Racket 1 copy
Pomstiteľ 1 copy
Soldiers: A History of Men in Battle (Foreword) 225 copies, 2 reviews
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 181 copies, 2 reviews
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (Contributor) 31 copies
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Frederick Forsyth is best known for his thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal (1971). His works are bestsellers worldwide, and several have been made into films.
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