Frederick Forsyth

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"An expert on the British Secret Service, Frederick Forsyth was born in 1938 in Ashford, Kent. He worked for the Eastern Daily Press, before becoming a correspondent for Reuters in 1961 – winning praise for his coverage of the Biafran side of the Biafra-Nigeria war from July to September 1967.

"His novel ‘The Day of the Jackal’, published in 1970, remains one of the most critically acclaimed books in literary history. In 2003, he was awarded the Conservative Way Forward “One of Us” Award for his commitment and service to the Conservative Movement in Britain. He is the Patron of the Young Britons’ Foundation."[1]


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  1. Young Britons' Foundation Staff, organizational web page, accessed July 8, 2012.