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Ian Fleming: The man who created James Bond

Andrew Lycett

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Little Brown
31 March 2020
Biography; Biography: general; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
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.
By:   Andrew Lycett
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9781474617970
ISBN 10:   1474617972
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   31 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Ian Fleming: The man who created James Bond

This is an exemplary biography, beautifully written, fast-paced and extremely perceptive - Sunday Telegraph A fascinating historical work - Sunday Express This is a revealing biography of a man who lived life in the fast lane - Good Book Guide As good as any Bond novel, 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 An impressive book, painstakingly researched and thoroughly convincing - Independent


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