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2 AUGUST 2012
CASINO ROYALE - VINTAGE PAPERBACK

By: FSWL team
Published:
2012-06-27
Publication of a new paperback edition of Casino Royale (1953), Ian Fleming's first original James Bond novel. The book is released by Vintage Publishing.

Le Chiffre is a businessman with expensive tastes, and SMERSH's chief operative in France. But as his dissolute lifestyle threatens to ruin him, his only hope is to risk his paymasters' money at the card table.

James Bond, the finest gambler in the service, has a deadly new mission: to outplay Le Chiffre and shatter his Soviet cell.

Amidst the opulence of Casino Royale, the two men face each other for a game with the highest stakes of all.

Book details:
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-10: 0099575973
ISBN-13: 978-0099575979

About the author:
Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. His first job was at Reuters news agency after which he worked briefly as a stockbroker before working in Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. His first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and was an instant success. Fleming went on to write thirteen other Bond books as well as two works of non-fiction and the children's classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The Bond books have sold over sixty million copies and earned praise from figures such as Raymond Chandler who called Fleming 'the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England' and President Kennedy who named From Russia with Love as one of his favourite books. The books inspired a hugely successful series of film adaptations which began in 1962 with the release of Dr No, starring Sean Connery as 007. Fleming was married to Anne Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.

Other James Bond novels from Vintage Publishing on From Sweden With Love:
>Moonraker (August 2, 2012)
>From Russia with Love (August 2, 2012)
>Doctor No (August 2, 2012)
>For Your Eyes Only (August 2, 2012)
>Thunderball (August 2, 2012)
>On Her Majesty's Secret Service (August 2, 2012)
>Diamonds are Forever (October 4, 2012)
>Goldfinger (October 4, 2012)
>Live and Let Die (October 4, 2012)
>Octopussy and The Living Daylights (October 4, 2012)
>The Man With the Golden Gun (October 4, 2012)
>The Spy Who Loved Me (October 4, 2012)
>You Only Live Twice (October 4, 2012)

Other recent editions of Ian Fleming's original James Bond novels which have been featured on FSWL are listed here.

Photo above:
The new mass market paperback cover of Casino Royale. © 2012 Vintage Publishing.

Order the new paperback edition of Casino Royale by Ian Fleming from Amazon UK:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0099575973/fromswedenwit-21/

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