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10 SEPTEMBER 2012
DEAR FIONA BY 'BOND GIRL' FIONA FULLERTON

By: FSWL team
Published:
2012-11-11
Dear fiona fullerton book
Publication of Dear Fiona: Letters from a Suspected Soviet Spy, a new book written by 'Bond girl' Fiona Fullerton who famously portrayed Pola Ivanova in A View to a Kill (1985). The book is published by Waterside Press in the UK.

He was a suspected Cold War spy. She became the glamorous KGB double agent in a Bond movie.

When a prisoner writes to a movie star, the best he can hope for is a signed photo. But when Alex wrote to Fiona she was beguiled by the artistry of his letters and poems.

In this heartfelt memoir, the author recalls - for the first time - her 12 year correspondence with Prisoner 789959 Alexander Alexandrowicz - including his wise counsel about her marriage, divorce and career at the forefront of cinema, TV and theatre. Based on their original letters, the narrative is one of contrasts - about a man in the darkest days of prolonged incarceration and a woman surrounded by the brightest lights imaginable.

Shocked by his long sentence, Alex protested his innocence and railed against the system, often from solitary confinement - whilst Fiona Fullerton roamed the world, a celebrity nomad.

Dear Fiona is the true story of how two people from social extremes forged a 30 year bond of friendship. It also tells of how they came to rely on each other and the author’s search for him after he disappeared.

‘Have you ever heard of Nadejda Philaretovna von Meck? She and Tchaikovsky were corresponding for years, they never met - and yet he produced his finest work for her. My finest work shall be for you… It is you alone who has given me strength while I have been in prison, the strength to restore lost and dying hope into burning resolution’.

‘Yes, the bond between us will get stronger, Alex. It will never die now. I’ll always be here when you need me. I need you too...’

Book details:
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Waterside Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1904380859
ISBN-13: 978-1904380856
Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.4 x 2.2 cm

About the author:
Fiona Fullerton was one of Britain's most well known and versatile actresses, starring in movies, television and West End theatres, holding a high profile media presence for over 20 years. She then became a Property Columnist, writer and property investment guru, reaching a vastly different audience.

Reviews:
"A poignant illustration of two different lives; both of whom lived existences that most people can only read about in the red tops. It is a book that I shall keep on my bookshelf and read again, high praise indeed" -Inside Time

"Wonderful, fascinating, fantastic" -Aled Jones (Good Morning Sunday, BBC Radio 2)

"Compelling, gripping, moving, insightful" -Erwin James Guardian correspondent)

"Makes for compulsive reading" -Edward Fitzgerald CBE QC

"A very moving book" -John Hostettler (author)

Order Dear Fiona: Letters from a Suspected Soviet Spy from Amazon UK:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904380859/fromswedenwit-21/

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