For over half a century, the Bond novels have entertained millions around the world. 007 has been a cultural phenomenon since the first publication of Casino Royale in 1953. But no book has celebrated Fleming's literary Bond in his own right. This is an authoritative and entertaining journey through the world of the original James Bond, from Moscow to Mayfair, the bedroom to the war-room, the casino to the villain's lair. Ian Fleming's archive has released never-before seen documents and material to create this book. Sources include research notes and diaries to annotated manuscripts and ephemera from Fleming's files. Illustrated with classy, contemporary images, the book is a visual feast, but it is also engaging, with a rigorous and satisfying text. It recaptures the glamour of an age, and offers a new insight into the twentieth century's most thrilling literary hero.
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Henry Chancellor grew up in East Anglia and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the highly acclaimed chronicler of Colditz and his remarkable TV series Escape from Colditz won sweeping critical praise. His other documentaries for television include Giovanni Belzoni: The Last Tombraider, Pirates and Millennium. He lives in Suffolk with his family. Ian Fleming Publications Ltd is wholly owned by the Fleming family and administers Ian Fleming's literary estate.Review :
'I wish Henry had written this book three years ago. It really does tell you everything you need to know about Ian Fleming and the creation of James Bond, the most popular English literary hero of the 20th century. It's not just for Bond nuts, though, the fantastic material from Fleming's own archives give you a vivid picture of the world that Bond sprang from.' -- Charlie Higson, author of 'Young Bond' series 'You come away from James Bond unsure where Fleming ends and Bond begins ... excellent ... It points out how Fleming was playing with the notion of a character built out of consumption' -- GQ 20051101 'Excellent ... an absolute must for all fans ... a totally unique look at 007 and his creator' -- Charles Helfenstein, CommanderBond.net 20051001 'Much more interesting than an uber-fan's scrapbook' -- Sunday Telegraph/Seven, Michael Prodger 20051204
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Description du livre John Murray Publishers, 2005. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110719568609