Arthur Hailey

Arthur Hailey

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 ordinary character to become involved in a crisis, then increased the suspense by switching among multiple related plot lines. Hailey would spend approximately one year researching a subject, followed by six months reviewing his notes and, finally, about 18 months writing the book. Many of his books reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and more than 170 million copies have been sold worldwide in 40 languages. Many have been made into movies and Hotel
was made into a long-running television series. Airport
became a successful film with dramatic visual effects.A Canadian citizen whose children live in Canada and California, Hailey made his home in Lyford Cay, an exclusive residential resort on New Providence Island in the Bahamas with his second wife Sheila. In 2002, Hailey told John Marquis, editor of the Bahamas' principal daily newspaper The Tribune, that he was lucky in having supportive parents who encouraged him to believe in himself. Brought up in a working-class home, Hailey never lost the common touch following his phenomenal success. 'I have worked hard, but I have also been very lucky,' he said.
Airport, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
Airport
  • 275
  • 5
  • 0
  • 17
Unavailable
Hotel, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
Hotel
  • 87
  • 19
  • 0
  • 5
Strong Medicine, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
Strong Medicine
  • 10
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
The Final Diagnosis, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
The Final Diagnosis
  • 66
  • 16
  • 0
  • 4
The Moneychangers, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
The Moneychangers
  • 7
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Wheels, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
Wheels
  • 10
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
The Evening News, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
The Evening News
  • 12
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
Detective, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
Detective
  • 20
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Overload, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
Overload
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
In High Places, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
In High Places
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Flight into Danger, Arthur Hailey, John Castle
Arthur Hailey, John Castle
Flight into Danger
  • 21
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
Airport, Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey
Airport
  • 15
  • 3
  • 2
  • 0
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)