An irresistible and authoritative passport to the 'real' Bond's life and times. (Absolutely James Bond Website)
An illuminating insight into an author's life (Publishing News)
'Meticulously researched...a fitting tribute. More enjoyable than watching 'Die Another Day'' (FQ (Father's Quarterly))
Bond said "And I would like a medium vodka dry martini -- with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred, please. I would prefer Russian or Polish vodka." ( Dr No)
M reached for his in-basket and took out a file of signals. Without looking up he said "Look after yourself." ( For Your Eyes Only)
'This is an entertaining journey through the world of the original James Bond' (MI6 Website)
Praise for Colditz: The Definitive History: 'crammed full of compelling nuggets' (Mail on Sunday)
'I wish Henry had written this book three years ago. It would have made my life a lot easier. 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)
'Much more interesting than the uber-fan's scrapbook' (Sunday Telegraph/Seven, Michael Prodger)
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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Description du livre John Murray, 2005. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110719568609