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Thunderball James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming
  

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Published in 1961, this is Fleming's ninth 007 adventure. Spectre is a merciless new enemy - a group of the world's toughest criminals, headed by the brilliant Ernst Stavro Blofeld. When two NATO atom bombs go missing, Bond must unravel Spectre's intricate plans and prevent a global catastrophe...

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Thunderball James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming

'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'


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'A sensational imagination, informed by style, zest and above all knowledge' Sunday Times

'Good living, sex and violent action...a highly polished performance, an ingenious plotand plenty of excitement' Times Literary Supplement

'If you wish to steal atom bombs, this is how you should do it! Fleming's mastery of detail enables the reader to suspend disbelief' Sunday Telegraph

'A mystery story, a thriller, a chiller, and a pleasure to read' New York Times

About the Author

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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Publication date

1st September 2012

Author

Ian Fleming

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Publisher

Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
James Bond

Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9780099576952

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