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Ian Fleming : The man who created James Bond

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 34mm | 380g
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 31
  • 1474617972
  • 9781474617970
  • 689,695

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This is the definitive biography of Ian Fleming, a compelling and meticulously researched portrait of a fascinating and complex man -- Ben Macintyre The only Fleming biography I have read which gets to the heart of this complex fascinating man -- Charles Cumming, author of A Foreign Country This is an exemplary biography, beautifully written, fast-paced, and extremely perceptive * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * A fascinating historical work * SUNDAY EXPRESS * As good as any Bond novels, it proves that facts can be equally as fascinating as any fiction * SUNDAY MERCURY * This excellent book ... is a moral tale of worldly success not bringing happiness and it is ably told ... the supporting cast is terrific * DAILY MAIL * This is a revealing biography of a man who lived life in the fast lane * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * An impressive book, painstakingly researched and thoroughly convincing * INDEPENDENT * As good as any Bond novels, it proves that facts can be equally as fascinating as any fiction * SUNDAY MERCURY * This is a revealing biography of a man who lived life in the fast lane * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *
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About Andrew Lycett

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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