Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

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This full-length biography of the enigmatic journalist and Naval Intelligence officer who created James Bond - and who lived a life just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation - draws on interviews with Fleming's family and friends. 50,000 first printing.

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We all know who James Bond is, but how many of us know much about his creator, Ian Fleming, a master of espionage and thrillers? In this full-length biography, author Andrew Lycett tells the story of Ian Fleming's life proving that it was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation. Educated at Eaton and Sandhurst, he joined Naval Intelligence in 1939 participating in both Operation Mincemeat and Operation Golden Eye. After the war, he became a journalist and, in 1953, wrote Casino Royale thereby introducing the world to an English spy named James Bond.

Set in London, Switzerland and Fleming's Jamaican estate Goldeneye, his life was peopled with luminaries like Noel Coward, Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bond film producer "Cubby" Broccoli and others. With direct access to Fleming's family and friends, Lycett goes behind the complicated façade of this enigmatic and remarkable man. Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett is biography at its best—a glittering portrait of the brilliant and enigmatic man who created Agent 007.



Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: First U.S. Edition
ISBN: 9781250037978
9781250037985
1250037980
Branch Call Number: B FLEMING
Characteristics: pages cm

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