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Date of Birth 25 August 1938Ashford, Kent, England, UK

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Frederick Forsyth was youngest pilot of the Royal Airforce, joining at the age of 19. He then became a journalist and worked for Reuters in several European capitals. Now he is a thriller author and his books have been sold over 35 million times worldwide.

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Writes all his best-selling novels the old-fashioned way -- on a typewriter.
Supported a motion to impeach British Prime Minister Tony Blair after the war "Operation Iraqi Freedom".
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors." New Revision Series, vol. 137, pages 140-147. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
Educated at Tonbridge School, Kent.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1997 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to literature.
He revealed to the BBC in 2015, that in the late 1960s he started to spy for MI6 in Biafra during the Nigerian civil war, and remained working for MI6 for 20 years, unpaid.

Personal Quotes (1)

I have yet to be convinced that the film business is a profession for adults.

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