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Ian Fleming

By Andrew Lycett

We all know who James Bond is, but how many of us know much about his creator, Ian Fleming, a master of espionage and thrillers? In this full-length biography, author Andrew Lycett tells the story of Ian Fleming's life proving that it was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation. Educated at Eaton and Sandhurst, he joined Naval Intelligence in 1939 participating in both Operation Mincemeat and Operation Golden Eye. After the war, he became a journalist and, in 1953, wrote Casino Royale thereby introducing the world to an English spy named James Bond.

Set in London, Switzerland and Fleming's Jamaican estate Goldeneye, his life was peopled with luminaries like Noel Coward, Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bond film producer "Cubby" Broccoli and others. With direct access to Fleming’s family and friends, Lycett goes behind the complicated façade of this enigmatic and remarkable man. Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett is biography at its best—a glittering portrait of the brilliant and enigmatic man who created Agent 007.

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Lycett, Andrew
Summary: Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, the suave Old Etonian creator of the Cold War's archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his major fictional character, Agent 007, as Lycett shows in this full-length biography of Ian Fleming.
Title: Ian Fleming / Andrew Lycett.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964. Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography Journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography Spy stories -- Authorship.
Isbn: 9781250037985 (hardcover) 1250037980 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
Author: Lycett, Andrew
Summary: Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, the suave Old Etonian creator of the Cold War's archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his major fictional character, Agent 007, as Lycett shows in this full-length biography of Ian Fleming.
Title: Ian Fleming / Andrew Lycett.
Edition: First U.S. Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: x, 486 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964.
Subjects: Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography
Subjects: Journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Subjects: Spy stories -- Authorship.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2013014571
ISBN: 9781250037985 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1250037980 (hardcover)
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Call Number: B Fleming