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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

James Bond Spectre Comic Strips

James Bond Spectre Comic Strips

Author: Ian Fleming, Yaroslav Horak, John McLusky Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2015

The daring James Bond is back, this time in a lavishly put together collection celebrating the iconic SPECTRE storylines. Featuring 1. Thunderball 2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service 3. You Only Live Twice 4. The Spy Who Loved Me. These fully restored and thrilling stories are based on the original Ian Fleming James Bond novels.

Teamworking Pocketbook

Teamworking Pocketbook

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2015

The Teamworking Pocketbook focuses on how to maximise team performance. Looks at the differences between groups and teams and between teambuilding and teamworking, the types of problems preventing teams from being effective, and offers plenty of practical advice for countering such difficulties. Leadership, conflict management and understanding group behaviour are among the many subjects covered in this 'hands-on' guide. Wrote Business Executive magazine: 'While much has been written about building teams in an attempt to get people to start working together, less has been said about what happens next during the performing or teamworking stage. Fleming helps redress the imbalance'.

Complete James Bond Short Stories

Complete James Bond Short Stories

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2015

Features 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming starring his most famous creation, the MI6 super-spy James Bond. Includes stories such as For Your Eyes Only and Quantum of Solace. 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.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2015

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of a magical transforming car that helps a family to foil a group of gangsters. It is the only children's novel by Ian Fleming, the British author best known for the James Bond stories. The novel was dedicated to his son, though Fleming died before it was published. Penguin 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.

Diamond Smugglers

Diamond Smugglers

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2015

The real-world counterpart to the fantastic James Bond novel Diamonds Are Forever, it centres around an interview with John Collard, a member of the International Diamond Security Organisation (IDSO), as well as the circumstances surrounding their meeting. Collard explains the IDSO through a mix of examples and history, detailing the corruption and crime that he observed. The book's contents were so incisive that De Beers (who originally pushed with the IDSO's creation) threatened legal action. Penguin 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.

Thrilling Cities

Thrilling Cities

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2015

The author of the phenomenally successful James Bond series takes you on a tour of some of the most amazing cities in the world, including Honolulu, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Macau, Geneva, Tokyo, Berlin, Vienna, Naples and Monte Carlo. The book is based on a series of newspaper articles written by Fleming, and describes the cities with the same mix of a novelists imagination and an intelligence operative's keen eye that made the 007 stories so gripping. Penguin 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: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever

Author: Ian Fleming Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

Author: Ian Fleming Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

For Your Eyes Only and other stories

For Your Eyes Only and other stories

Author: Ian Fleming Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

Author: Ian Fleming Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

Thunderball

Thunderball

Author: Ian Fleming Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Author: Ian Fleming Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

Moonraker

Moonraker

Author: Ian Fleming Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

The Man With The Golden Gun

The Man With The Golden Gun

Author: Ian Fleming Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice

Author: Ian Fleming Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/01/2015

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