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This title comes with a new introduction by Sam Leith Octopussy. The Property of a Lady. The Living Daylights. 007 in New York. 'This was going to be bad news, dirty work. This was to be murder'.
'Mr Fleming is the best thriller writer since Buchan.' Evening Standard
'Ian Fleming traces the intricacies of counter-espionage with all the efficient authority of 007's own secret reports' Sunday Times
'A brilliant gem!' Publishers Weekly
'Admirers of James Bond will be glad to have them to add to their collection' Sunday Telegraph
'Stories which, in their fascinated pouring on things - guns, techniques, foodstuffs - remind us that it is the mastery of the world of things, rather than people, that gives Fleming his peculiar literary niche' -- Anthony Burgess
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