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Jack Reacher novelist Lee Child: 'Being fired made me a writer'

18 September 2013 Last updated at 11:29 BST

The author of the Jack Reacher series of novels has described how being fired from his job in television made him so angry that he took up writing.

The Jack Reacher titles have sold around 70m copies in 96 countries, but may never have been written without an enforced career change.

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