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Arthur Hailey


Born
in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, The United Kingdom
April 05, 1920

Died
November 24, 2004

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Arthur Hailey was a British/Canadian novelist. After working at a number of jobs and writing part-time, he became a writer full-time during 1956, encouraged by the success of the CBC television drama, Flight into Danger (in print as Runway Zero Eight ). Following the success of Hotel in 1965, he moved to California; followed by a permanent move to the Bahamas in 1969.

Each of his novels has a different industrial or commercial setting and includes, in addition to dramatic human conflict, carefully researched information about the way that particular environment and system functions and how these affect society and its inhabitants.

Critics often dismissed Hailey's success as the result of a formulaic "potboiler" style, in which he caused an
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Average rating: 3.94 · 83,762 ratings · 2,416 reviews · 57 distinct worksSimilar authors
Airport

3.97 avg rating — 37,812 ratings — published 1968 — 114 editions
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Hotel

4.02 avg rating — 13,822 ratings — published 1965 — 90 editions
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The Final Diagnosis

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4.05 avg rating — 4,838 ratings — published 1959 — 57 editions
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Strong Medicine

3.91 avg rating — 4,671 ratings — published 1984 — 54 editions
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The Moneychangers

3.92 avg rating — 4,633 ratings — published 1975 — 59 editions
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Detective

3.96 avg rating — 3,970 ratings — published 1997 — 44 editions
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The Evening News

3.94 avg rating — 3,875 ratings — published 1990 — 53 editions
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Wheels

3.68 avg rating — 3,808 ratings — published 1971 — 58 editions
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Overload

3.70 avg rating — 2,556 ratings — published 1978 — 52 editions
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In High Places

3.68 avg rating — 2,121 ratings — published 1961 — 36 editions
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More books by Arthur Hailey…
“Winners will be losers if they don't support the losers.”
Hailey

“...a private hell was something you lived with alone, even when someone else's casual questions nudged old, raw wounds within yourself.”
Arthur Hailey, Hotel

“Americans see democracy as a remedy for all ills-to be taken three times daily like prescription medicine. It works for them. Ergo - it should work for the world. What America naïvely forgets is that for democracy to function, most of a populace must have something personally that is worth preserving.”
Arthur Hailey

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