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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.

Reviews

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
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
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
Selina Hastings, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH