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Lee Child

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Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bou ...more


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Lee Child If you’ve read my first novel, KILLING FLOOR, you might remember it’s written in first person. It isn’t until Chapter Two when someone asks my main…moreIf you’ve read my first novel, KILLING FLOOR, you might remember it’s written in first person. It isn’t until Chapter Two when someone asks my main character for his name. I had no idea. My wife enlisted me to help her with the shopping, and while I was at the store a nice little old lady asked if I would reach some cans placed on a high shelf. After she thanked me, my wife said if the writing didn’t work out, I could get a job as a “reacher” in a supermarket and I thought, “Good name!”(less)
Lee Child My first agent was the first I queried and he sold it immediately to the first publisher he contacted. It often doesn’t happen that easily or quickly;…moreMy first agent was the first I queried and he sold it immediately to the first publisher he contacted. It often doesn’t happen that easily or quickly; I realize I’m one of the lucky ones.
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Lee Child

“Reacher said, "So here's the thing Brett. Either you take your hand off my chest, or I'll take it off your wrist.”
Lee Child, Worth Dying For

“Never forgive, never forget. Do it once and do it right. You reap what you sow. Plans go to hell as soon as the first shot is fired. Protect and serve. Never off duty.”
Lee Child, 61 Hours

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