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The Outsider: My life in intrigue by Frederick Forsyth 

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From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story ever – his own.

At eighteen, Forsyth was the youngest pilot to qualify with 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 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.