The Outsider

The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 19/05/2016
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Synopsis

The Stasi arrested me, the Israelis regaled me, the IRA prompted a quick move from Ireland to England, and a certain attractive Czech secret police agent – well her actions were a bit more intimate. And that’s just for starters.

Frederick Forsyth has seen it all and lived to tell the tale…

At eighteen, Forsyth was the youngest pilot to qualify with the RAF. At twenty-five, he was stationed in East Berlin as a journalist during the Cold War. Before he turned thirty, he was in Africa controversially covering the bloodiest civil war in living memory.

Three years later, broke and out of work, he wrote his game-changing first novel, The Day of the Jackal. He never looked back.

Forsyth has seen some of the most exhilarating moments of the last century from the inside, travelling the world, once or twice on her majesty's secret service. He's been shot at, he's been arrested, he's even been seduced by an undercover agent. But all the while he felt he was an outsider. This is his story.

A sometime pilot, secret service operative, international journalist and correspondent, Frederick Forsyth has channelled an astonishingly packed and eventful life into some of the most successful contemporary thrillers. He is best-known for his blockbuster debut The Day of the Jackal as well as The Odessa File and The Dogs of War.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552171700
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 262g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 23 mm

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Very successful present
I gave this book to my husband this year as part of his Christmas present. He absolutely loved it. I knew he was a fan of Freddie Forsyth novels, so I took... READ MORE
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