Ian Fleming: The man who created James Bond

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Orion, 2012 M10 25 - 496 pages
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The definitive biography of author Ian Fleming and the perfect read for anyone enjoying the Sky Atlantic biopic starring Dominic Cooper.

Ian Fleming's life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation, James Bond. 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.

With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at is best - part history, part gossip and part an informed reassessment of one of this century's most celebrated yet mysterious personalities.


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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


Foreign initiation
The worlds worst stockbroker
Chocolate sailor
Ians Red Indians
Newspaper romance
Succumbing to marriage
Bond promotion
Jamaican attraction
Emotional turmoil
Film options
Heart problems
Kent and Wiltshire
Name in lights
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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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