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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

You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice

Author: Ian Fleming Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

The Castle of Death shelters a poisoned garden, curated by a criminal mastermind and set atop a rocky Japanese island. Bond is shattered by the murder of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld but M. gives him one last chance. To save his job, James Bond needs to infiltrate and destroy the Castle of Death in exchange for top-secret Japanese intelligence 007 must learn the skills of ninja warriors and face his ultimate enemy in a battle to the death.

The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

Author: Ian Fleming, Douglas Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

Vivienne Michel is a troubled young woman on the run. Fleeing England she comes to a deserted motel in the Adirondack Mountains where she thinks she has finally escaped her past. Sluggsy and Horror are ruthless mobsters on a mission of their own. Holding a terrified Viv hostage in the motel, they plot death and destruction. Bond has just one night to take on the gangsters. But with two hardened killers to outwit, and time running out, can he save Vivienne - and himself?

Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

Author: Ian Fleming, Andrew Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

Mr Big is brutal, brilliant and feared worldwide. Protected by Voodoo forces and the psychic powers of his prisoner Solitaire, he is an invincible SMERSH operative at the head of a ruthless smuggling ring. James Bond's new assignment will take him to the heart of the occult: to infiltrate this secret world and destroy Mr Big's global network. From Harlem's throbbing jazz joints to the shark-infested waters of Jamaica, enemy eyes watch Bond's every move. He must tread carefully to avoid a nightmarish fate.

The Man with the Golden Gun

The Man with the Golden Gun

Author: Ian Fleming Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

The Man with the Golden Gun, Paco Scaramanga, is one of the deadliest hit men in the world and the British Secret Service want him eliminated. A brainwashed James Bond tried, and failed, to kill his boss, M. It's time for him to prove he can be trusted again. Bond finds his man in the sweltering heat of Jamaica. His plan is to infiltrate Scaramanga's gang of criminals to get close to the man himself. But if he fails, Bond will be the next target for the golden gun.

Diamonds are Forever

Diamonds are Forever

Author: Ian Fleming, Giles Foden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

The Spangled Mob are no ordinary American gangsters. They prey on the addictions of the wealthy and treat the poor as collateral. Their ruthless desire for power and fierce brotherly loyalty make them deadly and invincible. James Bond must go deep undercover in his urgent new assignment: to destroy their millionaire masterminds, Jack and Seraffimo Spang. But the Spangs' cruel influence is everywhere, from dusty African diamond mines to the frenzied gambling dens of Las Vegas. Can Bond find his men before his cover is blown?

Goldfinger

Goldfinger

Author: Ian Fleming, John Cork Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

Who is Auric Goldfinger? The Bank of England wants to know and they're also curious to find out what he's done with the huge stock of gold he's been collecting since the war. James Bond is put on the trail. This isn't the first time 007 has come across the enigmatic millionaire and he quickly discovers that Goldfinger never forgets and never forgives. Bond is drawn inexorably into the most ambitious heist of the century and finds himself the only defence against Goldfinger's murderous mania for gold.

James Bond 01 - Casino Royale

James Bond 01 - Casino Royale

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2012

Der britische Geheimagent wird nach Frankreich geschickt, um einen feindlichen Agenten beim Kartenspiel zu ruinieren ... Geheimdienstchef M schickt Bond auf eine Mission, um einen russischen Agenten namens "e;Le Chiffre"e; auszuschalten. Er soll ihn am Baccarat-Tisch ruinieren und so seine sowjetischen Auftraggeber zwingen, ihn in den "e;Ruhestand"e; zu schicken. Zunchst scheint es so, als ob das Glck Bond hold ist - Le Chiffre hat eine Pechstrhne. Doch manche Leute weigern sich einfach, nach den Regeln zu spielen, und die Anziehungskraft, die eine schne Agentin auf Bond ausbt, fhrt ihn zuerst ins Unglck und dann zu einem unerwarteten Retter ... Jeder kennt sie: die teils stark von den Vorlagen abweichenden Verfilmungen der James-Bond-Romane. Pnktlich zum 50-jhrigen Jublium der Filmreihe gilt es die Ian-Fleming-Originale erstmals im "e;Director's Cut"e; zu entdecken!Eine der grten Filmikonen berhaupt wird 50 Jahre alt! Passend dazu kommt Ende 2012 der 23. Teil der Saga mit dem Titel "e;Skyfall"e; in die Kinos! Cross Cult schliet sich den Jubilaren des Mythos mit einer Wiederentdeckung der meisterhaft erzhlten Agenten- und Spionageromane aus der Feder Ian Flemings an und beginnt die schrittweise Verffentlichung aller James-Bond-Originalromane. Endlich wird es mglich sein, Titel wie "e;Goldfinger"e;, "e;Thunderball"e; oder "e;You Only Live Twice"e; komplett in ungekrzten bersetzungen und mit den ursprnglichen Kapitelabschnitten und -berschriften zu lesen. Es verspricht eine einzigartige James-Bond-Bibliothek zu werden, die dazu einldt, dem Kult um den britischen Gentleman-Geheimdienstler mit der "e;Lizenz zum Tten"e; auf den Grund zu gehen.

James Bond 02 - Leben und sterben lassen

James Bond 02 - Leben und sterben lassen

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2012

007 nimmt es mit einem Gangsterboss und seiner schonen Sklavin auf ... Die wunderschne, hellseherisch begabte Solitaire ist die Gefangene (und Handlangerin) von Mr. Big - Meister der Angst, Verbrechensknstler und Voodoobaron des Todes. James Bond hat keine Zeit fr solchen Aberglauben - er wei dass Mr. Big auerdem ein hochrangiger feindlicher Agent und eine echte Bedrohung ist. Mehr als das: Nachdem er ihn durch die Jazzkneipen von Harlem, die Everglades und schlielich bis in die Karibik verfolgen konnte, wird 007 klar, dass es sich bei Mr. Big um einen der gefhrlichsten Mnner handelt, denen er jemals begegnet ist. Und niemand, nicht einmal die rtselhafte Solitaire, kann sich sicher sein, wie ihr Wettkampf ausgehen wird ... Jeder kennt sie: die teils stark von den Vorlagen abweichenden Verfilmungen der James-Bond-Romane. Pnktlich zum 50-jhrigen Jublium der Filmreihe gilt es die Ian-Fleming-Originale erstmals im "e;Director's Cut"e; zu entdecken!Eine der grten Filmikonen berhaupt wird 50 Jahre alt! Passend dazu kommt Ende 2012 der 23. Teil der Saga mit dem Titel "e;Skyfall"e; in die Kinos! Cross Cult schliet sich den Jubilaren des Mythos mit einer Wiederentdeckung der meisterhaft erzhlten Agenten- und Spionageromane aus der Feder Ian Flemings an und beginnt die schrittweise Verffentlichung aller James-Bond-Originalromane. Endlich wird es mglich sein, Titel wie "e;Goldfinger"e;, "e;Thunderball"e; oder "e;You Only Live Twice"e; komplett in ungekrzten bersetzungen und mit den ursprnglichen Kapitelabschnitten und -berschriften zu lesen. Es verspricht eine einzigartige James-Bond-Bibliothek zu werden, die dazu einldt, dem Kult um den britischen Gentleman-Geheimdienstler mit der "e;Lizenz zum Tten"e; auf den Grund zu gehen.

James Bond 03 - Moonraker

James Bond 03 - Moonraker

Author: Ian Fleming Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2012

Geheimagent 007 entlarvt einen Kartenbetruger und deckt sein todliches Geheimnis auf ... Auf Ms Bitte hin tritt Bond gegen Sir Hugo Drax am Kartentisch an. Er soll dem Millionr und Kopf des Moonraker-Projektes eine Lektion erteilen, die er nicht so schnell vergessen wird, und einen Skandal verhindern, der das neueste Abwehrsystem Grobritanniens betrifft. Aber hinter dem mysterisen Drax steckt mehr als ein einfacher Kartenschwindler. Und als sich Bond erst einmal genauer mit den Geschehnissen in der Moonraker-Basis befasst, entdeckt er, dass sowohl das Projekt an sich wie auch dessen Leiter etwas anderes sind, als sie zu sein vorgeben ... Jeder kennt sie: die teils stark von den Vorlagen abweichenden Verfilmungen der James-Bond-Romane. Pnktlich zum 50-jhrigen Jublium der Filmreihe gilt es die Ian-Fleming-Originale erstmals im "e;Director's Cut"e; zu entdecken!Eine der grten Filmikonen berhaupt wird 50 Jahre alt! Passend dazu kommt Ende 2012 der 23. Teil der Saga mit dem Titel "e;Skyfall"e; in die Kinos! Cross Cult schliet sich den Jubilaren des Mythos mit einer Wiederentdeckung der meisterhaft erzhlten Agenten- und Spionageromane aus der Feder Ian Flemings an und beginnt die schrittweise Verffentlichung aller James-Bond-Originalromane. Endlich wird es mglich sein, Titel wie "e;Goldfinger"e;, "e;Thunderball"e; oder "e;You Only Live Twice"e; komplett in ungekrzten bersetzungen und mit den ursprnglichen Kapitelabschnitten und -berschriften zu lesen. Es verspricht eine einzigartige James-Bond-Bibliothek zu werden, die dazu einldt, dem Kult um den britischen Gentleman-Geheimdienstler mit der "e;Lizenz zum Tten"e; auf den Grund zu gehen.

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'

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'

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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