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Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London on 28 May 1908 and was educated at Eton College before spending a formative period studying languages in Europe. His first job was with Reuters news agency, followed by a brief spell as a stockbroker. On the outbreak of the Second World War he was appointed assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiral Godfrey, where he played a key part in British and Allied espionage operations. After the war he joined Kemsley Newspapers as Foreign Manager of the Sunday Times, running a network of correspondents who were intimately involved in the Cold War. His first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and introduced James Bond, Special Agent 007, to the world. The first print run sold out within a month. Following this initial success, he published a Bond title every year until his death. His own travels, interests and wartime experience gave authority to everything he wrote. Raymond Chandler hailed him as 'the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England.' The fifth title, From Russia with Love, was particularly well received and sales soared when President Kennedy named it as one of his favourite books. The Bond novels have sold more than sixty million copies and inspired a hugely successful film franchise which began in 1962 with the release of Dr No starring Sean Connery as 007. The Bond books were written in Jamaica, a country Fleming fell in love with during the war and where he built a house, 'Goldeneye'. He married Anne Rothermere in 1952. His story about a magical car, written in 1961 for their only child Caspar, went on to become the well-loved novel and film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Fleming died of heart failure on 12 August 1964, aged fifty-six.
Published in 1956, Diamonds are Forever is the fourth Bond novel. From the diamond mines of Sierra Leone to the jewellers of Hatton Garden, from race track to casino, Bond must infiltrate and destroy the criminal network of the Spangled Mob.
Published in 1957, Fleming's fifth 007 novel finds Bond enmeshed in a deadly game of cross and double cross. A beautiful Soviet spy. A brand-new Spektor cipher machine. Smersh has set an irresistible trap that threatens the entire Secret Service.
Published in 1959, Fleming's seventh 007 novel sees Bond on the trail of a criminal mastermind - Auric Goldfinger. But greed and power have created a deadly opponent who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Published in 1960, the eighth Bond is a collection of short stories. Five missions. Five glimpses into the mind of a spy. From Jamaican estates to brooding French forests, Bond is tested to his limits by the world's most dangerous men and the dark secrets they keep. Features stories such as: From A View to A Kill; For Your Eyes Only; Quantum of Solace; Risico; and the Hildebrand Rarity.
Published in 1962, Ian Fleming's tenth 007 novel is a unique view of Bond through the eyes of a woman who loves him. Vivienne Michel is running away - from pain, from rejection, from humiliation. When she stumbles into a criminal plot, her life seems over...until a chance encounter with James Bond turns her world upside down.
Published in 1954, the second Bond novel takes him from Harlem to Jamaica in a frenzied hunt for the brilliant deadly gangster Mr Big and his macabre network of associates.
Published in 1955, Moonraker is the third Bond novel. 'For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth.'He's a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero.
'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.'
'The first shot had been fired. There would be others. And whose finger was on the trigger? Who had got him so accurately in their sights?'
'He was one of those men - one meets perhaps only two or three in a lifetime - who seem almost to suck the eyes out of your head. He was their Supreme Commander - almost their god'
'You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face'
'Mister, there's something quite extra about the smell of death. Care to try it?'
This title comes with a new introduction by Sam Leith Octopussy. The Property of a Lady. The Living Daylights. 007 in New York. 'This was going to be bad news, dirty work. This was to be murder'.
The wings slowly tilted, and as Commander Pott, at last realizing what CHITTY-CHITTY-BANG-BANG was up to, pressed down the accelerator pedal, the big green car tilted up her shining green and silver nose and took off! Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, invented Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang for his young son Caspar, and it went on to become the most famous and best-loved car in fiction. This treasured story inspired a film and a musical and is celebrated in this lavish, highly collectible new edition, complete with its original timeless artwork by John Burningham, one of Britain's most popular author/illustrators.
The legend continues! Stand by for more adventures with the world's greatest secret agent, as some of his most thrilling missions are collected for the first time ever! Shark Bait , a story never before published in the UK, sees 007 facing off against a new nemesis...and a sea of hungry sharks! When a routine recon mission is interupted by an underwater attack by the gorgeous Katya Orlova, a Russian spy with a vendetta against MI-6, Bond is left with only one choice: kill or be killed!This new, never-before-collected edition also includes Doomcrack and another, never-before-seen in the UK story, The Xanadu Connection ! Plus a new introduction by Caroline Bliss, a.k.a. Ms Moneypenny and an exclusive feature on James Bond US comics!
Dr. No, a sinister recluse with mechanical pincers for hands and a sadistic fascination with pain, holds James Bond firmly in his steely grasp. Bond and Honey Rider, his beautiful and vulnerable girl Friday, have been captured trespassing on Dr. No's secluded Caribbean island. Intent on protecting his clandestine operations from the British secret service, Dr. No sees an opportunity to dispose of an enemy and further his diabolical research. Soon, Bond and Rider are fighting for their lives in a murderous game of Dr. No's choosing...
'A dry martini,' Bond said. 'In a deep champagne goblet. Three measures of Gordons, one of Vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice cold, then add a thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?' 'Certainly, monsieur.' Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome; chillingly ruthless and very deadly. This, the first of Fleming's tales of agent 007, finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called simply 'The Cypher' - by ruining him at the Baccarat table and forcing his Soviet spymasters to 'retire' him. It seems that lady luck is taken with James - The Cypher has hit a losing streak. But some people just refuse to play by the rules and Bond's attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster and an unexpected saviour ...
Ian Fleming, best known for his James Bond novels, wrote only one childrens bookand it is a classic! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the name of the flying, floating, driving-by-itself automobile that takes the Pott family on a riotous series of adventures as they try to capture a notorious gang of robbers. This is a story filled with humor, adventure, and gadgetry that only a genius like Fleming could create.
Published posthumously, this book is an anthology of three novellas featuring the world's best-known secret agent, James Bond. In the first story, "e;Octopussy,"e; the legendary 007 is sent to Jamaica to deal with a rather odd Englishman. Major Dexter Smythe is a proper fellow living in the lap of luxury, but his fondness for eight-legged creatures has resulted in a dangerous experiment that will put Bond in a precarious position. Bond's mission in "e;The Living Daylights"e; is to neutralize the KGB sniper, code-named Trigger, whose assignment is to prevent an important Russian official from defecting. M sends 007 to West Berlin to safeguard Agent 272, but can Bond kill the sniper in time? Trigger is one of Fleming's most tantalizing villains-a shadowy figure who Bond and the listener glimpse but never meet. "e;The Property of a Lady"e; finds Bond at an auction tracking down an exotic objet d'art and a deceptive woman.
For the first time, followers of the James Bond adventures will see Agent 007 as he appears through the eyes of a beautiful woman, a woman who, in the midst of brutality and terror, recognizes Bond for what he is: a handsome and appealing killer. But only a killer can help her now. Vivienne Michell is in trouble. Trying to escape her tangled past, she has run away to the American backwoods, winding up at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court. A far cry from the privileged world she was born to, the motel is also the destination of two hardened killers-the perverse Sol Horror and the deadly Sluggsy Morant. When a coolly charismatic Englishman turns up, Viv, in terrible danger, is not just hopeful but fascinated. Because he is James Bond, 007; the man she hopes will save her, the spy she hopes will love her. This story of a night of horrifying fear in the Adirondacks bears the customary Fleming hallmark: what Max Lerner in the New York Post called "e;his enormous resourcefulness...his sure sense of what will fascinate and terrify the reader, his contriving of hairbreadth escapes."e;
Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome, chillingly ruthless, and licensed to kill. This, the first of Ian Fleming's tales of Secret Agent 007, finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called "e;Le Chiffre."e; The battle begins with a fifty-million-franc game of baccarat. If Bond can bring Le Chiffre to ruin at the baccarat table, his Soviet spymasters will be forced to "e;retire"e; him. It seems that Lady Luck has sided with 007 when Le Chiffre hits a losing streak. But some people just refuse to play by the rules, and Bond's attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster-and to an unexpected savior. For incredible suspense, unexpected thrills, and extraordinary danger, nothing can beat James Bond in his inaugural adventure.
A suave secret agent, a gold-obsessed villain, and the most daring heist of all-to steal all the gold in Fort Knox James Bond has faced his fair share of villains bent on world destruction or domination, but now he is challenged by a maniacal superfiend: the world's cleverest, cruelest criminal. Auric Goldfinger likes everything in gold-from his money to his women. When Bond is assigned to put a stop to Goldfinger's gold-smuggling operation, before long a beautiful golden girl turns up dead and a friendly game of two-handed canasta turns into a deadly game of survival with ever-rising stakes-15 billion dollars' worth of US government bullion. But 007 knows that Auric Goldfinger's rules remain brutally simple: heads I win, tails you die. One of Ian Fleming's most popular Bond adventures, this thrilling tale of action and espionage is the basis for one of the most beloved Bond films starring Sean Connery.
African diamonds are being smuggled into the United States via London, and it's up to the British Secret Service to infiltrate the organized crime families in America and destroy the smugglers. James Bond is not afraid of gangsters, but then again, he hasn't really met any-until now. With advice from his American friend, Felix Leiter, Bond tracks a diamond smuggling ring from Africa through London to the United States. He is aided by the cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde Tiffany Case, whom he uses to infiltrate the gang. But when the hunter becomes the prey, Bond must depend on Tiffany for his very survival. This Bond adventure takes Agent 007 across the ocean-and through a slew of bad guys.
Agent 007 is back-and he must race to stop the destruction of England. When James Bond is asked to settle a dispute over "e;ungentlemanly behavior"e; at an exclusive gambling club, the affair is embarrassing in the extreme, for the accused is the unimpeachable Sir Hugo Drax: business tycoon, popular hero, patriot extraordinaire, and head of the multimillion-dollar Moonraker missile program on which Britain's future defense depends. Soon, however, the "e;affair of honor"e; takes on a somewhat more serious tone as Bond finds out the bizarre and terrifying truth about Drax and Moonraker, a truth that could not only prove fatal for Agent 007 and his beautiful companion but could mean the deaths of millions.
The legend continues! Stand by for more adventures with the world's greatest secret agent, as some of his most thrilling missions are collected for the first time ever! When a Canadian test pilot is blackmailed by a revitalised S.P.E.C.T.R.E., Bond is called in to help - but a treacherous girlfriend is preparing to put him in the line of fire! And as if that weren't enough, Bond becomes embroiled in an insurance scam which quickly becomes a lethal game of cat and mouse! This new edition also collects the very first post-lan Fleming Bond strip, The Harpies! Not only that, it also features a new introduction, an exclusive interview with writer Jim Lawrence, and the first part of a feature examining the post-Fleming comics!
Bond is back! After 10 years out of print, the world's greatest secret agent returns, in two classic adventures brought together in a deluxe James Bond collectors' library paperback edition! When an old friend's body is found in the Alps 20 years after he disappeared, James Bond quickly finds himself caught between Nazi gold, the Chinese Tongs and the eight-armed embrace of Octopussy! And Bond encounters more mortal danger beneath the waves whilst trailing a missing submarine in The Hildebrand Rarity! The second volume in this series contains an exclusive introduction from Octopussy herself, Maud Adams, and background material on the history of James Bond!
Bond is back! After 10 years out of print, Titan Books are proud to present the return of the world's greatest secret agent, in a classic adventure! James Bond is dead! Or so his employers at MI5 believe...until he mysteriously returns and attempts to assassinate his boss, M - because he's been brainwashed by the KGB! With his conditioning removed, M wastes no time in dispatching Bond on a deadly mission - to track down the sadistic hired killer Francisco Scaramanga - also known as The Man with the Golden Gun ! But with a KGB agent on his trail, not to mention the usual quotient of beautiful, treacherous girls in his path, will Bond make it back? Also features the classic Bond story, 'The Living Daylights'.
Increased attention is now being paid to the role of supervision in both pre-qualification and post-qualification practice in clinical psychology in the UK. This definitive text addresses the issues of central concern to supervisors in clinical psychology. Senior trainers and clinicians draw on relevant research and their own experience, covering: * historical development of supervision and a review of worldwide literature on supervision * supervisory and therapy models * maximizing supervisory resources * supervisory training and effectiveness * cultural and gender issues in supervision * measuring the effectiveness of supervision * future perspectives for supervision in clinical psychology. Supervision and Clinical Psychology provides practical advice essential for clinical psychology supervisors, as well as those in psychiatry, social work and psychotherapy.