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Frederick Forsyth recalls landing in the middle of Guinea-Bissau coup

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The author Frederick Forsyth tells Stephen Sackur that when he was researching his latest novel The Cobra, he flew in to the West African state of Guinea-Bissau just as the army was driving into town to avenge the death of its leader.

You can watch the full interview on Wednesday 18 August 2010 on the BBC News Channel at 0230 and 0430 BST and on BBC World News at 0330, 0830, 1530, 1930 GMT

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