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Author Information: Arthur Hailey

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Born in Luton, England, in 1920, Arthur Hailey was educated in English schools until age fourteen. After a brief career as an office boy, he joined the British Royal Air Force in 1939 and served through World War II, rising through the ranks to become a pilot and flight lieutenant. In 1947, Mr. Hailey emigrated to Canada, where he was successively a real estate salesman, business paper editor and a sales and advertising executive. He became, and still is, a Canadian citizen. In 1956, Arthur Hailey scored his first writing success with a TV drama, "Flight Into Danger," which later became a motion picture and a novel, Runway Zero-Eight. Since then, as a novelist and one of the great storytellers of our time, he has acquired a worldwide following of devoted readers and his books are published in twenty-seven languages. Arthur Hailey and his wife, Sheila, made their home at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas, where their children, Jane, Steven and Diane, join them during college vacations.

Arthur passed away on November 25th, 2004


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