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You Only Live Twice James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming
  

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Published in 1964, this is Ian Fleming's twelfth 007 adventure. Doctor Guntram Shatterhand's Garden of Death is a magnet for suicides from all over Japan. James Bond - grief-stricken and erratic - must kill him to save his career in the Service. But as Shatterhand's true identity is revealed, Bond is forced to confront his past...

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Synopsis

You Only Live Twice James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming

'You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face'


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Reviews

'A sensational imagination' Sunday Times

'Instructive and entertaining' -- Cyril Connolly

'Fleming lets himself completely off the leash...Bonkers, and kind of inspired' Telegraph

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
320 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
James Bond

Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9780099576983

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