Live and Let Die
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Live and Let Die

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There is only one Bond.

Spend Christmas with the nation's favourite spy! Catch up on this classic adventure before the release of No Time to Die.


Mr Big is brutal, brilliant and feared worldwide. Protected by Voodoo forces and the psychic powers of his prisoner Solitaire, he is an invincible SMERSH operative at the head of a ruthless smuggling ring.

James Bond's new assignment will take him to the heart of the occult: to infiltrate this secret world and destroy Mr Big's global network.

'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 129mm | 224g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099576864
  • 9780099576860
  • 43,060

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Speed…tremendous zest…communicated excitement. Brrh! How wincingly well Mr Fleming writes
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Pulse-quickening * Telegraph * Don't blame me if you get a stroke * Observer * A shark's hold on a helpless read * Scotsman * Containing passages which for sheer excitement have not been surpassed by any modern writer of this kind * Times Literary Supplement * Speed...tremendous zest...communicated excitement. Brrh! How wincingly well Mr Fleming writes -- Julian Symons * The Sunday Times *
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About Ian Fleming

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 first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and introduced James Bond, Special Agent 007, to the world. The first print run sold out within a month. Following this initial success, he published a Bond title every year until his death. His own travels, interests and wartime experience gave authority to everything he wrote. Raymond Chandler hailed him as 'the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England.' The fifth title, From Russia with Love, was particularly well received and sales soared when President Kennedy named it as one of his favourite books. The Bond novels have sold more than sixty million copies and inspired a hugely successful film franchise which began in 1962 with the release of Dr No starring Sean Connery as 007.

The Bond books were written in Jamaica, a country Fleming fell in love with during the war and where he built a house, 'Goldeneye'. He married Anne Rothermere in 1952. His story about a magical car, written in 1961 for their only child Caspar, went on to become the well-loved novel and film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Fleming died of heart failure on 12 August 1964, aged fifty-six.

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