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.
'You start to die the moment you are born' Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming's second 007 novel, takes Bond from Harlem to Jamaica in a frenzied hunt for the brilliant deadly gangster Mr Big and his macabre network of associates.
|Publication date:||6th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage|
|Primary Genre||Espionage and Spy Thriller|
'Speed...tremendous zest...communicated excitement. Brrh! How wincingly well Mr Fleming writes' -- Julian Symons The Sunday Times
'Containing passages which for sheer excitement have not been surpassed by any modern writer of this kind' Times Literary Supplement
'A shark's hold on a helpless read Scotsman Don't blame me if you get a stroke' Observer
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 ...More About Ian Fleming