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4 OCTOBER 2012
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - VINTAGE PAPERBACK

By: FSWL team
Published:
2012-08-02
Publication of a new paperback edition of You Only Live Twice (1964), Ian Fleming's twelfth original James Bond novel. The book is released by Vintage Publishing.

The Castle of Death shelters a poisoned garden, curated by a criminal mastermind and set atop a rocky Japanese island.

Bond is shattered by the murder of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld but M. gives him one last chance. To save his job, James Bond needs to infiltrate and destroy the Castle of Death in exchange for top-secret Japanese intelligence.

007 must learn the skills of ninja warriors and face his ultimate enemy in a battle to the death.

Book details:
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-10: 0099578042
ISBN-13: 978-0099578048

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)
>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)

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 You Only Live Twice. © 2012 Vintage Publishing.

Order the new paperback edition of You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming from Amazon UK:
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