Saturday, February 27, 2016

My Haven, Frederick Forsyth: The Bestselling Novelist, 77, In The Study At His Home In Buckinghamshire

Brian Claridge at the British newspaper the Daily Mail offers an inside look at the study of Frederick Forsyth, the author of the classic thriller The Day of the Jackal and The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue.

My wife Sandy and I have lived here for five years now and my study is the most peaceful place to work. It overlooks the garden and all the wildlife and I’m surrounded by family photos and mementoes. 

Like this silver flying helmet, called a ‘bone dome’ by RAF pilots in the 50s, when we flew the single-seat Vampire jet. In those days the RAF was less stuffy and I got in when I was 17 by lying about my age. I flew a Vampire on my own at 18, which I think was a first, and got my wings at 19. 

You can read the rest of the piece and view the photos of Frederick Forsyth's study via the below link:

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