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The outsider : my life in intrigue
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938- , author.
Publication Information:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]

Physical Description:
xviii, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, black and white, color ; 24 cm
"From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story ever--his own"--

He was the RAF's youngest pilot at the age of nineteen, barely escaped the wrath of an arms dealer in Hamburg, got strafed by a MiG during the Nigerian civil war; the Stasi arrested him, the Israelis feted him, the IRA threatened him. And that's just for starters. Forsyth has been writing extraordinary real-world novels of intrigue for over forty years-- but what most people don't know is that some of his greatest stories of intrigue have been in his own life.
Whispered words -- A large jar of talc -- A little boy's dream -- Learning French -- Learning German -- Back to Germany -- Languages -- A step nearer to the stars -- A long hike -- A silly revenge -- A gentleman of Clare -- Learning Spanish -- Tangier and commandos -- Leopard-skin solution -- I'm Jesus Christ -- Vampire -- King's Lynn -- Fleet Street -- Paris aflame -- Big brother -- The death of Kennedy -- Helping out the cousins -- Outbreak of war -- Headlights -- Beer with a camp guard -- A very unwise choice -- A mistake with Auntie -- A day with the Arrows -- A taste of Africa -- End of career -- Farewell, Auntie -- Living history -- Eilat -- Jerusalem -- Confession -- Of mice and moles -- A media explosion -- A useful certificate -- Mr. Sissons, I presume -- Worth a large one -- Bits of metal -- Of more mice--and mercs -- Memories -- Flight out -- An unwanted manuscript -- The ODESSA -- Dogs of war -- An unusual dinner -- Perfect joy -- Friends and opponents -- Five years in Ireland -- A neat trick -- The amazing Mr. Moon -- Back to zero--start again -- The passing of Humpy -- A very burning question -- From Maiko to monks -- A very untidy coup -- Peace Hotel and tracers -- Dream come true.
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