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Ian Fleming - Author

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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.

Featured books by Ian Fleming

Casino Royale James Bond 007

Casino Royale James Bond 007

Author: Ian Fleming Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.'

Dr. No James Bond 007

Dr. No James Bond 007

Author: Ian Fleming Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'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?'

Thunderball James Bond 007

Thunderball James Bond 007

Author: Ian Fleming Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'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 James Bond 007

You Only Live Twice James Bond 007

Author: Ian Fleming Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face'

The Man with the Golden Gun James Bond 007

The Man with the Golden Gun James Bond 007

Author: Ian Fleming Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'Mister, there's something quite extra about the smell of death. Care to try it?'

Octopussy & The Living Daylights James Bond 007

Octopussy & The Living Daylights James Bond 007

Author: Ian Fleming Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

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'.

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