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Ian Fleming - Author

About the Author

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'.

Other books by Ian Fleming

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, travels to Switzerland on the tail of Ernst Blofeld, the leader of the terrorist group SPECTRE. Bond finds Blofeld, but he also finds himself falling in love with Tracy di Vicenzo. On Her Majesty's Secret Service gives readers a rare glimpse into the emotional side of the famous spy.James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with thehighest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Spy Who Loved Me

Spy Who Loved Me

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

British Secret Service agent James Bond, aka 007, stumbles across a woman in a hotel being menaced by two mobsters, and intervenes to save her. This story is unique among the Bond novels in that it is narrated in first person from the perspective of the story's ';Bond Girl.'James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Thunderball

Thunderball

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is called into action when a new threat, the terrorist group SPECTRE, hijacks a pair of nuclear bombs and tries to use them to hold the world ransom. Bond has to team up with an old friend, CIA agent Felix Leiter, to stop them.James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Goldfinger

Goldfinger

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to investigate Auric Goldfinger, a gold smuggler working with SMERSH. .Bond finds himself drawn into Goldfinger's plans to rob the motherlode of all gold storesFort Knox.James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Dr. No

Dr. No

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

In the novel that inspired the original Bond film, British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of an MI6 operative and his secretary. There he encounters the subject of their observations, the reclusive and nefarious Dr. No.James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to meet with Corporal Tatiana Romanova, a Soviet intelligence operative who claims to want to defect, and offers a valuable decoding machine as a show of good will. Unfortunately for Bond, she is a plant, part of a SMERSH operation aiming to have him killed.James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to investigate a diamond smuggling ring on a mission that takes him from Sierra Leone all the way to Las Vegas.James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Moonraker

Moonraker

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to investigate a man believed to be cheating at bridge at a London club. He is drawn into a much more complex web than he ever imagined when he discovers that his target is an ex-Nazi involved in a plot to launch a nuclear attack on the heart of London.James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to investigate the enigmatic Mr. Big, a mysterious criminal with ties to voodoo, who is believed to be a SMERSH operative helping to fund Soviet activity in New York. While on his mission, Bond falls for the beautiful Solitaire, Mr. Big's fortune-telling girlfriend.James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Casino Royale

Casino Royale

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to play in a high-stakes baccarat game in an effort to take down Le Chiffre, a financier for the villainous SMERSH. Things get more complex when Bond is partnered with Vesper Lynd, a beautiful and smart MI6 employee with a dark secret.James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Complete Ian Fleming

Complete Ian Fleming

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

All the writings of one of the 20th century's great writers in one place! This collection includes all the Ian Flemingpenned James Bond short stories and novels, as well as Fleming's children's book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and his non-fiction books, Thrilling Cities and The Diamond Smugglers. James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Thunderball

Thunderball

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2015

When SPECTRE seizes two nuclear bombs and holds them for ransom, British secret agent James Bond is assigned to a joint American and British operation to recover the bombs. Relying on intelligence provided by the beautiful Domino Vitali, Bond races to retrieve the weapons before they can be launched.Thunderball is the ninth title in the James Bond spy series. It was adapted for the 1965 film of the same name and again for the 1983 film Never Say Never Again, both starring Sean Connery as James Bond.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2015

On the brink of resigning, British secret agent James Bond encounters a beautiful but troubled young woman with ties to organized crime. Drawn deeper into the Unione Corse, Bonds new contacts reveal the location of the presumed-dead head of SPECTRE, Ernst Blofeld. As he races to unravel Blofelds latest plot, Bond puts all that he holds dearest at risk.On Her Majestys Secret Service is the eleventh title in the James Bond spy series. It was adapted for the 1969 film starring George Lazenby as James Bond.

Man with the Golden Gun

Man with the Golden Gun

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2015

Returning to service after his explosive battle with Ernst Blofeld, British secret agent James Bond must prove himself worthy of his 00 designation. On the trail of notorious assassin Pistols Scaramanga, a.k.a. The Man with the Golden Gun, Bond infiltrates Scaramangas network, only to discover that Bond himself is a target.The Man with the Golden Gun is the thirteenth title in the James Bond spy series. It was adapted for a 1974 film starring Roger Moore as James Bond.

Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2015

Tasked with shutting down SMERSH-agent Mr. Bigs lucrative smuggling operation, British secret agent James Bonds investigation takes him to the lush, tropical island of Jamaica. Surrounded by ancient voodoo rites, Bond is once again thrust head-first into danger as he races against time to rescue the beautiful Solitaire and deal a decisive blow to SMERSHs fortunes.Live and Let Die is the second novel in the James Bond spy series. It was adapted for the 1973 film of the same name starring Roger Moore as James Bond.

Living Daylights

Living Daylights

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2015

Sent to West Berlin to assist with the escape of Agent 272 from the East, British secret agent James Bond falls under the spell of a beautiful musician that he watches each night from his hide-out. But when the moment for the escape comes, Bonds split-second decision may mean disaster for all.The Living Daylights is the fifteenth title in the James Bond spy series. It was adapted for the 1987 film starring Timothy Dalton as James Bond.

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