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From Russia with Love James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming

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Published in 1957, Fleming's fifth 007 novel finds Bond enmeshed in a deadly game of cross and double cross. A beautiful Soviet spy. A brand-new Spektor cipher machine. Smersh has set an irresistible trap that threatens the entire Secret Service.

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From Russia with Love James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming

'We are here to find a target who will fulfil our requirements. Someone who is admired and whose ignominious destruction would cause dismay'

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'Mr Fleming's tautest, most exciting and most brilliant tale' Times Literary Supplement

'Mr Fleming is in a class by himself...immense detail, eleaborate settings and continuallymounting tension, flavoured with sex, brutality and sudden death' -- Anthony Price

'Adds the pleasures of a credible plot to the excitement of extreme violence. Highly polished...irresistible' Sunday Times

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Ian Fleming

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.

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6th September 2012


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Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage


384 pages


Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
James Bond

Espionage & spy thriller



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