Ian Fleming: The Man Who Created James Bond

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Orion Publishing Group, Limited, 2020 M03 26 - 496 pages
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The definitive biography of author Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming's life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation, James Bond 007. Andrew Lycett's direct access to Fleming's family, friends and contemporaries has enabled him to reveal the truth behind the complicated facade of this enigmatic and remarkable man.

Blending history, gossip and an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at its best - and the definitive examination of one of the twentieth century's most celebrated yet mysterious personalties.

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Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond

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Fleming was not James Bond, but even before his death in 1964 the character Fleming created had taken on a life of his own in books, films, and myth. Well educated, from a wealthy, upper-crust family ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Andrew Lycett was educated at Charterhouse and went on to read modern history at Christ Church, Oxford. As a foreign reporter he specialised in Africa and the Middle East. A full-time author since the early 1990s, he has written a number of highly acclaimed biographies and lives in North London.

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