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Published in 1960, the eighth Bond is a collection of short stories. Five missions. Five glimpses into the mind of a spy. From Jamaican estates to brooding French forests, Bond is tested to his limits by the world's most dangerous men and the dark secrets they keep. Features stories such as: From A View to A Kill; For Your Eyes Only; Quantum of Solace; Risico; and the Hildebrand Rarity.
'Private armies, private wars. How much energy they siphoned off from the common cause, how much fire they directed away from the common enemy!'
'Mr Fleming's licensed assassin is in good form... Few men can have been able to mix business with pleasure so successfully as Bond' Times Literary Supplement
'Exotic, resilient and potent' Kirkus
'Urbane savagery and mighty smooth tale spinning' New York Herald Tribune
'Good juicy violence... the girls as wild and luscious as ever' The Times
Publication date: 06/09/2012
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
|Publication date:||6th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Shorter Reads,|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller,|
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