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On Her Majesty's Secret Service James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming, Stella Rimington
  

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Published in 1963, Bond must rediscover his passion for what he does best in Fleming's eleventh 007 novel. James Bond has had enough. Enough of Service life, of fruitless manhunts, of taking orders. But Blofeld is back - older, leaner and more dangerous than ever, with a deadly secret at the heart of his luxury ski resort.

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming, Stella Rimington

With a new introduction by Stella Rimington. 'He was a man with years of dirty, dangerous memories - a spy.'

Reviews

'No book comes closer to the heart of 007 '-- Val McDermid

'A most compelling story-teller' The Times

'Bond is what every man would like to be, and what every woman would like to have between her sheets' -- Raymond Chandler Sunday Times

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. www.ianfleming.com

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Book Info

Publication date

6th September 2012

Author

Ian Fleming, Stella Rimington

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Publisher

Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Crime / Mystery
James Bond

Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9780099576976

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