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2 AUGUST 2012
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE - VINTAGE PAPERBACK

By: FSWL team
Published:
2012-06-27
Publication of a new paperback edition of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963), Ian Fleming's eleventh original James Bond novel. The book is released by Vintage Publishing.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the terrorist organization SPECTRE, is holed up in his Alpine base, conducting research into a terrifying biological weapon.

007's mission is to gain access to Blofeld's icy retreat and gather information vital to guaranteeing world safety.

A new alliance with the troubled daughter of the head of the French mafia offers 007 the chance to bring down his nemesis once and for all - but will Bond be prepared to pay the ultimate price for victory?

Book details:
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-10: 0099578034
ISBN-13: 978-0099578031

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:
>Casino Royale (August 2, 2012)
>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)
>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 On Her Majesty's Secret Service. © 2012 Vintage Publishing.

Order the new paperback edition of On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming from Amazon UK:
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