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OCTOBER 2016
SPECIAL EDITION OF FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

A very special new edition of From Russia With Love, the second original James Bond novel by Ian Fleming (1908-1964), is published by The Folio Society in the UK. Often named by Bond fans as Fleming’s best novel, this suspenseful thriller sees 007 ensnared by an elaborate honeytrap set by SMERSH. The introduction for the new edition is written by John Banville and illustrated by Fay Dalton.

Named as Ian Fleming’s finest novel in numerous polls, and described by the author as, ‘In many respects, my best book’, this nail-biting thriller sees 007 ensnared by an elaborate plot devised by the Soviet counter-intelligence agency, SMERSH.

Set among the bazaars and minarets of Istanbul, and aboard the Orient Express, the novel features some of the series’ most memorable characters. The ebullient and dissipated Darko Kerim reigns over ‘Station T’ with the help of his many children, and becomes Bond’s firm comrade. Rosa Klebb is the repugnant SMERSH operations chief whose weaponry includes a boot concealing a poison-tipped knife; Red Grant is the terrifying psychopath whose lust for murder has made him Chief Executioner. Tatiana Romanova is the ravishing, guileless instrument of a deadly honeytrap designed to destroy and defame the Secret Service’s greatest agent.

This elegant edition features a pictorial slipcase and alluring illustrations by Fay Dalton, whose work also appears in the Folio edition of Casino Royale.

Book details:
Bound in blocked cloth: 272 pages
Publisher: The Folio Society
Language: English
Set in Miller Text with Folio
Frontispiece and six colour illustrations
Pictorial slipcase
Dimensions: 9 x 6¼ inch
Published price: 34.95 GBP

About the Author:
Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton College and abroad in Germany and Austria. After working as a stockbroker he became the assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Admiralty during The Second World War. In 1952 he wrote Casino Royale, the first of 14 James Bond titles, of which 30 million copies were sold during his lifetime. He was married to Ann Rothermere and together they had one son, Caspar. Fleming died in 1964.

The Fleming effect:
From Russia with Love was published during the Cold War, and John F. Kennedy listed it amongst his ten favourite books. Unusually for a Bond novel, the hero does not appear for the first portion of the book. This is a daring move, but one which pays off by allowing a detailed portrayal of other key characters, including Grant ‘the slaughterer’ and his gruesome back story. When we first see Grant he is prone beside a swimming pool at a Russian villa, his ‘morgue-like’ face sending shivers through the masseuse kneading his ‘insolent’ muscles. Indifferent to everything but violence, he calmly awaits the call that will signal his next murderous mission. When the narrative turns to Bond, he is listless in London, mourning the end of a love affair and appalled by the boredom that has overtaken him after a year of unbearable peace. Little does he know that his ennui will make him the perfect target for SMERSH’s cruel designs.

As in all of his novels, Fleming grounds explosions, assassinations and death-defying exploits in carefully related, realistic details about cars, meals and hotel rooms – something Kingsley Amis called ‘the Fleming effect’. More unusual is this novel’s cliffhanger ending – a dramatic turn of events that even Bond, after all his adventures, does not foresee.

Visit the official website of Ian Fleming Publications for more information.

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MID-OCTOBER 2015
BOUND EDITION OF IAN FLEMING'S CASINO ROYALE

A very special handsome edition of Casino Royale , the first original James Bond novel by Ian Fleming (1908-1964) with an introduction by John Banville and illustrated by Fay Dalton, is published by The Folio Society in the UK.

This lavish edition, with artwork by acclaimed illustrator Fay Dalton, and an introduction by Booker-Prize winning author John Banville, pays homage to the enormous success of Ian Fleming’s iconic novels. Few characters have come to define a genre as James Bond has done, and this introduction to his world, with its merciless villains, spectacular dangers, ill-fated romances and exotic settings, is Fleming at his best.

Bond's first mission:
Darker and more visceral than those new to the novels might imagine, Casino Royale plunges Bond into a battle of luck, wits and physical endurance against Le Chiffre, a corrupt agent of the feared Soviet organisation, SMERSH. Le Chiffre’s unsavoury predilections have left him bankrupt and desperate for money, and his defeat lies in the hands of ‘the finest gambler available to the Service’. Bond becomes his opponent in a game of baccarat – a game set on a ‘luminous and sparkling stage’, with violence lurking in the wings. The beautiful and inscrutable Vesper Lynd has been sent to assist him, but their love affair will imperil them both.

As Banville writes in his excellent introduction on the genesis of the novels, Fleming based his hero on a number of people he had known during the war. Bond is absorbing and elusive; at once charming and, at times, shockingly ruthless. He is often cold, but ‘easily tipped over into sentiment’; a subtly-evoked vulnerability and capacity for self-doubt temper the impression of a man who is unshakeable and undefeatable. For all his extraordinary, single-minded precision when dealing with his enemies, his attitude is more equivocal than one might expect. Sometimes, he observes, ‘the villains and heroes get all mixed up’.

Book details:
Bound in blocked cloth: 192 pages
Publisher: The Folio Society
Language: English
Set in Miller Text with Folio
Frontispiece and six colour illustrations
Pictorial slipcase
Dimensions: 9 x 6¼ inch
Recommended price: 34.95 GBP

About the Author:
Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton College and abroad in Germany and Austria. After working as a stockbroker he became the assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Admiralty during The Second World War. In 1952 he wrote Casino Royale, the first of 14 James Bond titles, of which 30 million copies were sold during his lifetime. He was married to Ann Rothermere and together they had one son, Caspar. Fleming died in 1964.

About the Introducer:
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He joined The Irish Press as a sub-editor in 1969 and continued to work in journalism for over 30 years. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Sea in 2005, the Franz Kafka Prize in 2011 and the Irish Pen Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature in 2013. He has also published numerous crime novels under the pseudonym Benjamin Black.

About the Illustrator:
Fay Dalton is a London-based illustrator. She has a first class degree in Illustration and was the winner of the 2010 Pickled Ink Award for illustration. Fay combines traditional drawing and painting methods with digital painting.

Editor's note:
For more posts on Ian Fleming's novels featured on FSWL, click here.

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8 OCTOBER 2015
IAN FLEMING: A PERSONAL MEMOIR (HARDCOVER)

Publication of Ian Fleming A Personal Memoir, a new book written by Robert Harling and published by The Robson Press on the same day as The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming's James Bond Letters. The foreword for the memoir is written by Fiona MacCarthy, OBE.

Forged during the Second World War, the close and abiding friendship of Robert Harling and Ian Fleming, one of the twentieth century’s most iconic authors, would go on to define the lives and literature of both men significantly.

Their paths first crossed in 1939, and Harling later became Fleming’s deputy in the commando unit dubbed ‘Fleming’s Secret Navy’, which was tasked with obtaining equipment, codebooks and intelligence from the enemy. The war made fast friends of the two writers, and Fleming would go on to immortalise Harling in his hugely popular Bond novels Thunderball (1961) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1962).

Yet beneath the pair’s charm, charisma and creativity was an altogether darker reality. Documenting in vivid detail his private exchanges with Fleming, Harling exposes the personality behind his protagonist – one tempered by debilitating bouts of depression and a deep-rooted distrust of women.

This extraordinary memoir provides a fascinating and unprecedented insight into the mind of the creator of James Bond – from one of those who knew him best.

Reviews:
"Robert Harling was a man of many talents, who worked with Ian Fleming in naval intelligence and journalism, as well as being a thriller writer himself. He has produced a memoir of his close friend that is full of fascinating anecdotes, and that, without glossing over the imperfections of its subject, manages to be affectionate, humorous and insightful. The result is a wonderful treat – a welcome addition to the literature about 007’s creator."
Andrew Lycett, author of Ian Fleming

"Anyone seriously interested in the melancholic Old Etonian Scot who created James Bond will fall on this long-lost memoir with genuine joy. Robert Harling’s authentic book is funny and frank and revealing about Ian Fleming and his social milieu, with real sadness under all the banter."
Nicholas Rankin, author of Ian Fleming’s Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII

Book details:
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: The Robson Press
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1849549356
Price: 20 GBP

About Ian Fleming:
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.

Fleming was married to Anne Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.

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For all Ian Fleming's novels featured on FSWL, click here.

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8 OCTOBER 2015
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TYPEWRITER (BOOK)

Publication of The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming's James Bond Letters, a landmark project from the Ian Fleming Estate about how one of the most popular series of books in the world came to be, and the as-it-happened record of the creation of the world’s most famous spy. Edited by Fergus Fleming, himself a writer of note and Ian Fleming’s nephew.

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On August 16, 1952, Ian Fleming wrote to his wife, Ann, "My love, This is only a tiny letter to try out my new typewriter and to see if it will write golden words since it is made of gold." He had bought the golden typewriter as a present to himself for finishing his first novel, Casino Royale. It marked in glamorous style the arrival of James Bond, agent 007, and the start of a career that saw Fleming become one the world's most celebrated thriller-writers. And he did write golden words. Before his death in 1964 he produced fourteen best-selling Bond books, two works of non-fiction and the famous children's story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang.

Fleming's output was matched by an equally energetic flow of letters. He wrote constantly, to his wife, publisher, editors, fans, friends and critics - and to the wife of the man whose name Fleming appropriated for his hero - charting 007's progress with correspondence that ranged from badgering Jonathan Cape about his quota of free copies - a coin was tossed and Fleming lost - to apologizing for having mistaken a certain brand of perfume and for equipping Bond with the wrong kind of gun. His letters also reflect his friendship with such contemporaries as Raymond Chandler, Noel Coward and Somerset Maugham.


This entertaining and engaging compilation traces the arc of Fleming's literary career and details the inner working of James Bond. Set against the backdrop of his Jamaican retreat Goldeneye, and a troubled marriage, Fleming's letters are filled with wit, humor and occasional self-doubt. They reveal an intimate portrait of a man, an era and a literary phenomenon.

Book details:
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632864894
ISBN-13: 978-1408865477
Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm
Price: 25 GBP

About Fergus Fleming:
Ian Fleming’s nephew. He is the author of several other nonfiction books including Barrow’s Boys, Killing Dragons and Ninety Degrees North. He is also the co-publisher of Queen Anne Press.

About Ian Fleming:
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.

Fleming was married to Anne Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.

Editor's note:
For more Ian Fleming books featured on FSWL, click here.

For all Ian Fleming's novels featured on FSWL, click here.

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Book cover for The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming's James Bond Letters. © 2015 Bloomsbury. All rights reserved.

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21 MAY 2015
GOLDENEYE: IAN FLEMING'S JAMAICA (PAPERBACK)

The TOP 10 Sunday Times Bestseller Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica written by Matthew Parker (first published in August 2014) is now published in a paperback edition from Windmill Books.

"Completely fascinating, authoritative and intriguing." – William Boyd, author of the 2013 James Bond novel SOLO

"The big bang of Bond books... Beautiful, brilliant." – Tony Parsons

Goldeneye: the story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of British national icon, James Bond.

From 1946 until the end of his life, Ian Fleming lived for two months of every year at Goldeneye – the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here.

Fleming adored the Jamaica he had discovered, at the time an imperial backwater that seemed unchanged from the glory days of the empire. Amid its stunning natural beauty, the austerity and decline of post-war Britain could be forgotten. For Fleming, Jamaica offered the perfect mixture of British old-fashioned conservatism and imperial values, alongside the dangerous and sensual: the same curious combination that made his novels so appealing, and successful. The spirit of the island – its exotic beauty, its unpredictability, its melancholy, its love of exaggeration and gothic melodrama – infuses his writing.

Fleming threw himself into the island’s hedonistic Jet Set party scene: Hollywood giants, and the cream of British aristocracy, the theatre, literary society and the secret services spent their time here drinking and bed-hopping. But while the whites partied, Jamaican blacks were rising up to demand respect and self-government. And as the imperial hero James Bond – projecting British power across the world – became ever more anachronistic and fantastical, so his popularity soared.

Drawing on extensive interviews with Ian’s family, his Jamaican lover Blanche Blackwell and many other islanders, Goldeneye is a beautifully written, revealing and original exploration of a crucially important part of Ian Fleming’s life and work.

Book details:
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Windmill Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 009959174X
ISBN-13: 978-0099591740

Reviews:
>New York Times (March 11, 2015)
>Licence Renewed (March 11, 2015)
>Mark O'Connell (August 8, 2014)
>The James Bond International Fan Club (August 8, 2014)

About the Author:
Born in Central America in 1970, Matthew Parker spent part of his childhood in the West Indies. He has written for most UK national newspapers as well as The Literary Review, History Today and BBC History Magazine, as well as lecturing around the world and contributing to TV and radio programmes in the UK, Canada and US. His bestselling and critically-acclaimed books include Monte Cassino, Panama Fever and The Sugar Barons. His new book, Goldeneye, published in August 2014, explores the importance of Jamaica in the creation of British national icon James Bond. He lives in east London with his family and annoying dog.

Editor's note:
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UK paperback cover for Matthew Parker's book Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica. © 2015 Windmill Books. All rights reserved.

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11 MARCH 2015
GOLDENEYE: IAN FLEMING'S JAMAICA US HARDBACK

Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica is written by Matthew Parker is published in American by Pegasus. (The book was first published in the UK in August 2014.)

"I am going to live in Jamaica. Just live in Jamaica and lap it up, and swim in the sea and write books." - Ian Fleming

Amid the lush beauty of Jamaica's northern coast lies the true story of Ian Fleming's iconic creation: James Bond.

For two months every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s stunning north coast. All the writing of his James Bond novels and stories were done there.

This book explores the huge influence of Jamaica on the creation of Fleming’s iconic post-war hero. The island was for Fleming part retreat from the world, part tangible representation of his own values, and part exotic fantasy. It will examine his Jamaican friendships—his extraordinary circle included Errol Flynn, the Oliviers, international politicians and British royalty, as well as his close neighbor Noel Coward — and trace his changing relationship with Ann Charteris (and hers with Jamaica) and the emergence of Blanche Blackwell as his Jamaican soulmate.

Goldeneye also compares the real Jamaica of the 1950s during the build-up to independence with the island’s portrayal in the Bond books, to shine a light on the attitude of the likes of Fleming and Coward to the dramatic end of the British Empire.

Book details:
Hardcover: 264 pages including 16 pages of color illustrations
Publisher: Pegasus
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605986860
ISBN-13: 978-1605986869

Reviews:
>New York Times (March 11, 2015)
>Licence Renewed (March 11, 2015)
>Mark O'Connell (August 8, 2014)
>The James Bond International Fan Club (August 8, 2014)

About the Author:
Born in Central America, Matthew Parker spent part of his childhood in the West Indies, acquiring a life-long fascination with the history of the region. Since graduating from Oxford, he has worked as an editorial consultant on a number of works of history, and written three bestselling books. He now lives with his family in east London.

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14 AUGUST 2014
GOLDENEYE: IAN FLEMING IN JAMAICA (HARDBACK)

Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica is written by Matthew Parker and published in hardback by Hutchinson.

"I am going to live in Jamaica. Just live in Jamaica and lap it up, and swim in the sea and write books." - Ian Fleming

For two months of every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s stunning north coast.

For Fleming, Jamaica’s colour and heat presented a welcome break from the greyness of post-war London. He loved the physical beauty of the ‘great green island’, the flowers, the dancing hummingbirds. He relished its sensual and unbuttoned atmosphere; an imperial backwater that harked back to the empire’s glory days. Fleming threw himself into the hedonistic Jet Set party scene along the north coast of the island: Hollywood giants, and the cream of British aristocracy, the theatre, literary society and the secret services, spent their time here drinking, bed-hopping and delighting in the luxurious excess that would find its way into Fleming’s novels.

Writing Casino Royale (1953), Fleming established a routine at Goldeneye that would carry him through every James Bond novel ever written. He rose to take breakfast, staring out to sea, then wrote, swam, wrote some more. Although neither Ian nor his near neighbour and close friend Noel Coward smoked marijuana, many visitors, including the likes of Graham Greene, did. Fleming’s particular vices were strong liquor, cigarettes and women.

Fleming’s favourite place was the Goldeneye reef, where he spent hours floating, observing and shark hunting. These adventures underwater, in a place of both beauty and danger, inspired some of his very best Bond scenes. Goldeneye tells the story of Fleming’s time on this extraordinary island and explores how its spirit – its exoticism, its unpredictable danger, its melancholy, its love of exaggeration and gothic melodrama – infused Fleming’s novels and led to his greatest creation of all: James Bond.

Book details:
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Hutchinson
Language: English
ISBN-10: 009195410X
ISBN-13: 978-0091954109

About the Author:
Born in Central America, Matthew Parker spent part of his childhood in the West Indies, acquiring a life-long fascination with the history of the region. Since graduating from Oxford, he has worked as an editorial consultant on a number of works of history, and written three bestselling books. He now lives with his family in east London.

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1 OCTOBER 2013
IAN FLEMING BY ANDREW LYCETT (US HARDBACK)

A new hardback edition of Andrew Lycett's excellent biographical work on Ian Fleming is published by St. Martin's Press in America.

We all know who James Bond is, but how many of us know much about his creator, Ian Fleming? In this full-length biography, Andrew Lycett tells the story of Ian Fleming's life proving that it was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation. Educated at Eaton and Sandhurst, he joined Naval Intelligence in 1939 participating in both Operation Mincemeat and Operation Golden Eye. After the war, he became a journalist and, in 1953, wrote Casino Royale thereby introducing the world to a man named James Bond.

Set in London, Switzerland and Fleming's Jamaican estate Goldeneye, his life was peopled with luminaries like Noel Coward, Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bond film producer "Cubby" Broccoli and others. With direct access to Fleming’s family and friends, Lycett goes behind the complicated façade of this enigmatic and remarkable man. Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett is biography at its best—a glittering portrait of the brilliant and enigmatic man who created Agent 007.

"The only Fleming biography I have read which gets to the heart of this complex, fascinating man." —Charles Cumming, author of A Foreign Country and The Trinity Six

Book details:
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250037980
ISBN-13: 978-1250037985

About the author:
Andrew Lycett is an English biographer and journalist. He is the author of Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas: A New Life and Conan Doyle: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009. He lives in London.

Editor's note:
Other editions of Andrew Lycett's Ian Fleming biography on From Sweden With Love:

Ian Fleming (UK hardcover, October 1995)
Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (US hardback, April 1996)
Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (UK paperback, November 1996)
Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (Audiobook, August 2010)
Ian Fleming (Kindle edition, October 2012)

For more biographies presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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NOVEMBER 2012
PUBLICATION OF IAN FLEMING: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY

Following up on the announcement in February 2012, From Sweden with Love has just received official news on the month of publication for Jon Gilbert's highly anticipated book, Ian Fleming: The Bibliography.
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UPDATE: (October 16, 2013) From Sweden with Love would like to congratulate author Jon Gilbert on the ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography award for his outstanding work with this book, it's really all you ever need to know about the English editions of Ian Fleming's Bond books. Highly recommended.
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (September 10, 2012)

IAN FLEMING: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY - Late October launch announced by Adrian Harrington Ltd. and Queen Anne Press

A comprehensive 750-page guide to the work of Ian Fleming, one of the 20th century’s greatest thriller writers and creator of the world’s most famous spy, Special Agent 007. Covering everything from the first draft of Casino Royale in 1952 to editions still in print today, Ian Fleming: The Bibliography is not only an indispensable source of information for collectors, enthusiasts, libraries and booksellers alike, but an entertaining and informative volume that will appeal to anyone interested in the James Bond phenomenon.

The guide will be published in late October 2012 by Queen Anne Press – the literary impress once managed by Ian Fleming. The launch will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the “Dr No” film and the premiere of Skyfall (2012).

“Ian Fleming is best known as the creator of James Bond, an icon of 20th century popular culture”, says author Jon Gilbert, “but he was also a journalist, publisher, travel writer, motor enthusiast, card player, accomplished golfer and noted bibliophile. Much has been written about Fleming and his legendary creation, but until now there has been no serious bibliographical account of his published work.”

Jon Gilbert, who has worked for Adrian Harrington Ltd. since 1990, is the foremost internationally renowned expert on the works of Ian Fleming. His research took him to the Jonathan Cape Publishing archive, Eton College Library, the Pan Macmillan archive, Penguin Books Ltd, The Imperial War Museum's Fleming Exhibition, the British Library and the Bond Bound display at The Fleming Collection, London. He has interviewed colleagues, friends and family of Ian Fleming and came across many interesting and little known details. The result is not just a collection of literary facts and figures, but a fascinating insight into the career of one of Britain’s most famous authors who created one of the most fascinating literary figures of the 20th century.

Ian Fleming: The Bibliography covers every aspect of the author’s writing, from the manuscript stage, through typescripts, uncorrected proofs, advance and review copies, first and subsequent impressions, paperback printings, omnibus and collected editions, as well as periodical appearances, comic strip adaptations, young reader and large print editions published in Britain and America. Apart from the fourteen Bond novels there are sections covering Fleming’s non-fiction works The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities, and his book for children Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Each entry in the Jon Gilbert’s bibliography includes information on the conception, editorial process and marketing of the book, complemented by a full list of sources. Biographies of Fleming's closest confidants are provided, along with a detailed chronology of the author's life.

The work, which is much more than a bibliography, has been compiled with the approval of Ian Fleming’s literary estate and the assistance of The Ian Fleming Foundation. It is greatly appreciated by the Fleming family:

“Queen Anne Press's first publication in its revived form was the complete works of Ian Fleming, 18 volumes in all including the 14 famous James Bond titles. We are delighted now to publish Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, a magisterial work which includes more than 1,000 illustrations and is a must for any Bond aficionado.” -Kate Grimond (Ian Fleming’s niece)

“The result of four years’ intensive research, Jon’s book is a welcome reminder of just how important Ian Fleming’s works are and how deeply they have influenced so many people.” -Fergus Fleming (Ian Fleming’s nephew)

“Ian Fleming: The Bibliography” is available in two versions:
• Standard: bound in cloth with gold blocking (Price: £175)
• Deluxe: quarter-bound in vellum effect on black boards & gold blocking - inspired by Fleming’s own design for a limited edition of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963). (Limited to 250 numbered copies/ Price: £250)

It is available from the UK based Queen Anne Press and Adrian Harrington Ltd in London.

Ian Fleming and James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (Hardback - 26 October)
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (Paperback - September 20, 2012)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (Hardcover - October 1, 2012)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (Hardcover - April 10, 2012)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (Hardback - October 2012)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (Paperback - September 3, 2012)
>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hardback - March 13, 2012)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Gordon Lett (Hardback - September 20, 2012)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (Hardback - April 27, 2012)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (Hardback - September 3, 2012)
>James Bond is Real: The Untold Story of Political & Military Technological Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About by Mike L. Sparks (Paperback - March 19, 2012)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (Paperback - May 9, 2012)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (HB - Oct. 2, 2012)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (Paperback - May 25, 2012)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (Hardback - May 28, 2012)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (Hardback - September 12, 2012)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - March 23, 2012)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - November 6, 2012)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (Hardback - November 1, 2012)

More about Ian Fleming and his books on the official website:
www.queenannepress.com

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20 SEPTEMBER 2012
IAN FLEMING AND SOE'S OPERATION POSTMASTER

Publication of Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 written by Brian Lett. The book is published by Pen & Sword Books who published Ian Fleming's Secret War in 2008.

This is a true story of a force of 'licensed to kill' secret agents, commanded by a real war time secret service chief code names M, with whom Ian Fleming worked, and upon whom his James Bond stories were based. Brigadier Colin Gubbins was M, the Special Operations Executive was his Secret Service, Professor Dudley Newitt was Q and Captain Gus March-Phillips commanded 'Maid of Honor Force', the team of 'James Bonds' who, in a daring operation, sailed a Q ship to West Africa and stole three enemy ships from a neutral Spanish port on the volcanic island of Fernando Po.

Ian Fleming worked closely with M to oil the wheels that made the operation possible, and prepared the cover story, in which the British Government lied in order to conceal British responsibility for the raid. M's agents prepared the ground on Fernando Po, even enmeshing the Governor in a honey trap. March-Phillips and his team carried out the raid successfully in January 1942, despite much opposition from the local regular Army and Navy commanders, and in the face of overwhelming odds. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told Fleming's lies on the international stage, denying any British complicity in the operation. As a result, a secrecy embargo enveloped Operation POSTMASTER until recently.

The author, an experienced criminal QC, proves beyond doubt that this thrilling operation, and the men who carried it out, were the inspiration for Fleming's James Bond.

Book details:
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN-10: 1781590001
ISBN-13: 978-1781590003

Other Ian Fleming and James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (November)
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (September)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (October 1)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (April 10)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (October)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (September 3)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl (October)
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (October)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (April 27)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (September 3)
>James Bond is Real by Mike L. Sparks (March 19)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (May 9)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (November 13)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman & Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (May)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (May)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (September 12)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (March 23)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (November 6)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (October 25)

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NOVEMBER 2009
HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF IAN FLEMING'S WORLD OF INTELLIGENCE

Publication of Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming's World of Intelligence written by Nigel West and published by Scarecrow Press.

Twelve novels and nine short stories define one of the most extraordinary fictional characters of all time, creating the basis for the most successful movie series in cinematographic history, watched by more than half the world's population. The single person probably more responsible than any other for glamorizing the murky world of espionage is Ian Fleming (the creator of James Bond), who himself lived a remarkable double life of spy and writer. Everyone has an opinion on why 007 became so successful, but one possible explanation is the ingenious formula of fact, fiction, and sheer fantasy. Certainly the author drew on friends and places he knew well to provide the backdrop for his drama, but what proportion of his output is authentic, and what comes directly from the author's imagination?

These questions and more are examined in Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming's World of Intelligence. This is done through a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actual cases of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, KGB, and others. It also contains entries on Ian Fleming's novels and short stories, family and friends, his employers and colleagues, and other notable characters.

Book details:
Hardcover: 308 pages
Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0810861909
ISBN-13: 978-0810861909

About the author:
Nigel West is currently the European Editor of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence and teaches the history of postwar intelligence at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Alexandria, VA. He is the author of many books, including the Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence (Scarecrow Press, 2005), Historical Dictionary of International Intelligence (Scarecrow Press, 2006), Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence (Scarecrow Press, 2007), and Historical Dictionary of Sexspionage (Scarecrow Press, 2009).
In October 2003 he was awarded the U.S. Association of Former Intelligence Officers' first Lifetime Literature Achievement Award.

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16 JULY 2009
THRILLING CITIES BY IAN FLEMING REISSUED

Unavailable for many years, this work of non-fiction is reissued with introductions by Jan Morris and presented in an all-new limited edition hardback format by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

Thrilling Cities is a collection of travel pieces originally written in 1959 and 1960 for The Sunday Times. In it, Fleming turns his inimitable eye on 14 separate cities. The fleshpots of Macao, Tokyo and Hamburg feature alongside explorations of the Mafia culture in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. At every stop he uncovers fresh nuggets of interest. In Naples, for example, he wangles an introduction to Lucky Luciano, the notorious Chicago gangster of Capone-era fame.

Written in the days when a De Havilland Comet took 12 hours to fly from London to Beirut, this is a rich and enjoyable tapestry of the world as it once was - a must for lovers of travel and great writing.

As Jan Morris writes, in a masterly introduction: “He travelled in the spirit of 007, with an eye always for the slinky and the significant, in places where martinis were shaken not stirred, and all life could be viewed with a cool raised eyebrow.”

The price is £23 includes postage and packaging within the UK.

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16 JULY 2009
THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS BY IAN FLEMING

Unavailable for many years, this work of non-fiction is reissued with introductions by Fergus Fleming and presented in an all-new limited edition hardback format by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

The Diamond Smugglers is a book that starts with a phone call. 'One day in April 1957,' Fleming writes, 'I had just answered a letter from an expert in unarmed combat writing from a cover address in Mexico City, and I was thanking a fan in Chile, when my telephone rang...” The voice at the other end asks if he’d like an assignment. Within weeks he is in Tangier speaking to “John Blaize”, an ex-MI5 agent now contracted by a diamond firm to break an international smuggling ring.

Fleming picks up the trail in a unique piece of investigative journalism that combines treasure and travel, cunning and criminality - the elements that had always attracted the creator of James Bond.

This new edition is presented with an introduction by Fleming’s nephew, Fergus Fleming, himself an acclaimed writer of travel and exploration.

The price is £18 includes postage and packaging within the UK.

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18 AUGUST 2008
IAN FLEMING'S SECRET WAR BY CRAIG CABELL

Publication of Ian Fleming's Secret War by Craig Cabell. The book is published by Pen & Sword Books in England.

While his extravagant and glamorous lifestyle is well known, little has been published concerning Ian Fleming's contribution during the Second World War.

In the very early days of the War, Fleming was earmarked by the Director of Naval Intelligence as his 'right hand man'. From the outset he was in the center of events, meeting with key political and military figures as well as those of exceptional intelligence, experience and courage. All this was to give him invaluable background when he came to write the Bond novels.

The author has uncovered through official documentation, private papers and contacts the depth of Fleming's work in Naval Intelligence. Fascinating insights of those he worked with and details of covert trips to Europe and North Africa emerge. Fleming was closely associated with 30 Assault Unit, a crack team of Commandos who took the fight to the enemy. The book reveals both the history of 30 AU and Fleming's role.

Book details:
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1844157733
ISBN-13: 978-1844157730
Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.6 x 2.8 cm

About the author:
Craig Cabell is a journalist and author. His works include, in addition to Frederick Forsyth - A Matter of Protocol, The Kray Brothers, Dennis Wheatley - Churchill's Storyteller and VE Day - A Day to Remember (published by Pen and Sword Books).

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The hardback edition of Ian Fleming's Secret War. © 2012 Pen & Sword Books Ltd. All rights reserved.

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17 APRIL 2008
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: IAN FLEMING + JAMES BOND (HARDCOVER)

The book is written by Ben Macintyre and published by Bloomsbury is the most enlightening, enlivening book on Bond and his creator that any self-respecting fan will ever read.

This lavishly produced hardback, full of rarely-seen photography, accompanies the 2008 Imperial War Museum exhibition of the same name.

"I am going to write the spy story to end all spy stories."

One morning in February 1952, in a holiday hideaway on the island of Jamaica, a middle-aged British journalist sat down at his desk and set about creating a fictional secret agent, a character that would go on to become one of the most successful, enduring and lucrative creations in literature…

"Everything I write has a precedent in truth.’"

Ian Fleming experienced at first hand almost every aspect of the Bond legend: harsh boarding-school upbringing and lack of a father figure, engagement with a lifetime’s cast of extraordinary characters, and an obsession with plots and gadgets. Working in naval intelligence during the Second World War and afterwards as a journalist, he saw at first hand the scheming and machinations of nations in conflict, and gained insight into that famous background to all Bond books: the Cold War.

And yet action is only a part of the drama, alongside romance, personal loss and pursuit of life’s luxuries. Fleming eventually settled into matrimony after a long and colourful bachelorhood, but that did not mean an end to indulgence. A man of particular tastes, he passed that discernment on to his literary alter ego, thereby adding the polish to his all-round gentleman hero.

Researched and written in Ben Macintyre’s inimitable style, and packed with images rarely seen, For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond is the most enlightening, enlivening book on Bond and his creator that any self-respecting fan will ever read.

Ben Macintyre is a columnist and associate editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper’s correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington, and now lives in London with his wife and three children. His previous book, Agent Zigzag, the true story of a WWII double-agent, was a recent Sunday Times bestseller.

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OCTOBER 2006
THRILLING CITIES & 007 IN NEW YORK (ITALIAN)

Ian Fleming's book Thrilling Cities and his short story 007 in New York has been translated into Italian by Andrea Carlo Cappi and is now published by in Italy by Alacrán Edizioni.

Editor's note:
Alacrán Edizioni has also published Italien editions of Raymond Benson's James Bond novels including Conto alla rovescia (2005), Obiettivo Decada (2006), Tempo Di Uccidere (2006), and Doppio Gioco (2007).

For more Italian Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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27 JUNE 2006
IAN FLEMING'S JAMES BOND BY JOHN GRISWOLD

An updated and expanded edition of John Griswold's unique book Ian Fleming's James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies for Ian Fleming's Bond Stories, now including many illustrations by George Almond and clearer translations of foreign terms, is published.
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Ian Fleming’s James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies for Ian Fleming’s Bond Stories is officially approved by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd (formerly Glidrose), with a Preface by Andrew Lycett and Forewords by Zoe Watkins, Publishing Manager, Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.; Raymond Benson, author of The James Bond Bedside Companion, six original 007 novels, and numerous non-Bond novels.

This book is the result of analysis of each of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. Within are glossaries of applicable terminology and references with detailed chronologies of events including annotations.

Detailed chronologies of events are represented at a day-of-week, month, day, year, and time-of-day level.

Glossaries contain translations of foreign terms, annotations, and other information of interest such as detailed information on the origin of Scaramanga’s name (The Man with the Golden Gun).

Maps have been created for many of the novels along with in-depth information concerning specific topics such as, the Moonraker (1955) bridge game and the Goldfinger (1959) golf game.

In many instances, monetary amounts have been converted to their 2001 purchasing power equivalent.

Differences found between published versions and the original Fleming manuscripts archived at Indiana University’s Lilly Library have been noted.

Book details:
Paperback: 476 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1425931006
ISBN-13: 978-1425931001
Format: 27.6 x 21 x 3 cm

Review by FSWL contributor Gary J. Firuta:
Did you ever read a book and, when the author off-handedly throws in an expression or a reference to something obscure, wonder if it is a bit of fact or fiction? What does that foreign phrase translate to? What would be that monetary amount be at today's rates? Was there really a full moon on that day?

Well, Ian Fleming was well-known for being the master of detail when he wrote the 21 adventures of James Bond; and John Griswold has written what must be considered the absolute companion for the literary world of Secret Agent 007.

Mr. Griswold seems to have explored every possible detail of Fleming's Bond and has produced a table book that is both academic for the hardcore fan and, yet, entertaining for the novice that just wonders what all the fuss was, and still is, about Mr. Fleming's writings that made him one of the most famous authors of the 20th century (and, with the release of the latest motion picure, Casino Royale, heavily based on the first novel, a merit that now stems into the 21st century).

With researched detail that would rival Mr. Fleming, author John Griswold shows us that there is much more fact than fiction in the incredible world of James Bond. Full of surprises, the book is a labour of love that should be both informative and fun for anyone.

Nobody has done it better!

About the author:
John Griswold brings a life-long interest in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and short stories to the writing of this book. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Deborah and their two cats, Ted and Trevor.

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24 OCTOBER 2005
JAMES BOND: THE MAN AND HIS WORLD

James Bond: The Man and His World, the Official Companion to Ian Fleming's Creation by Henry Chancellor is published in hardcover. The book is available from Amazon.

For over half a century, the Bond novels have entertained millions around the world. 007 has been a cultural phenomenon since the first publication of Casino Royale in 1953. But no book has celebrated Fleming's literary Bond in his own right.

This is an authoritative and entertaining journey through the world of the original James Bond, from Moscow to Mayfair, the bedroom to the war-room, the casino to the villain's lair. Ian Fleming's archive has released never-before seen documents and material to create this book.

Sources include research notes and diaries to annotated manuscripts and ephemera from Fleming's files. Illustrated with classy, contemporary images, the book is a visual feast, but it is also engaging, with a rigorous and satisfying text. It recaptures the glamour of an age, and offers a new insight into the twentieth century's most thrilling literary hero.


Book details:
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: John Murray
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0719568153
ISBN-13: 978-0719568152
Dimensions: 7.9 x 10 x 0.9 inches

About the author:
Henry Chancellor grew up in East Anglia and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the highly acclaimed chronicler of Colditz and his remarkable TV series Escape from Colditz won sweeping critical praise. His other documentaries for television include Giovanni Belzoni: The Last Tombraider, Pirates and Millennium. He lives in Suffolk with his family.

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4 NOVEMBER 1996
IAN FLEMING: THE MAN BEHIND JAMES BOND (PB)

Publication of Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett in paperback.

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.

With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at is best - part history, part gossip and part an informed reassessment of one of this century's most celebrated yet mysterious personalities.

The definitive biography of author Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond 007.

Book details:
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Phoenix
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1857997832
ISBN-13: 978-1857997835
Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 30mm

Review by our friend Jeremy Duns:
"This is a superb biography of Ian Fleming, and well worth reading if you're interested in him.

It makes two substantial additions to the picture provided by John Pearson in his (also superb) biography published three decades earlier: it gives the story of Blanche Blackwell, Fleming's lover in later life; and provides a much deeper context for the success of James Bond that followed Fleming's death. Neither of these were in Pearson's book, the first I imagine for reasons of diplomacy, and the second because most of it hadn't happened yet.

Lycett occasionally overdoses on the connections and backgrounds of very minor figures in Fleming's life, but then again he leaves few stones unturned. While the book is generally more sympathetic than Pearson's, he spares us no detail, even of Fleming's sexual preferences.

Fleming was a much misunderstood man during his life, and remains an undervalued writer. The popular perception is that his novels were superficial fantasies, simple Boy's Own adventures. This book shows that they were deeply ingrained fantasies and rather complicated Boy's Own adventures. This book also gives a context to the times in which Fleming lived and to his achievement both in that time and beyond it.

While no book could ever present the whole portrait of a writer, taken together with John Pearson's work, one feels that Lycett comes very close."

About the author:
Andrew Lycett was educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford (where he read modern history). As a foreign reporter he specialised in Africa and the Middle East. A full-time author since the early 1990s, he has written a number of highly acclaimed biographies and lives in north London.

Other editions of Andrew Lycett's Ian Fleming on From Sweden With Love:
>Ian Fleming (UK hardcover, October 1995)
>Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (US hardback, April 1996)
>Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (Audiobook, August 2010)
>Ian Fleming (Kindle edition, October 2012)

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APRIL 1996
IAN FLEMING: THE MAN BEHIND JAMES BOND (US)

Publication of Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett in hardback.

Sportsman, womaniser,naval commander,traveller,spy, Fleming's own life was an obvious backdrop for his stories of the renowned 007. This book provides an insight into the very private life of the man himself.

Book details:
Hardcover: 486 pages
Publisher: Turner Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1570363439
ISBN-13: 978-1570363436
Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.6 inches

About the author:
Andrew Lycett was educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford (where he read modern history). As a foreign reporter he specialised in Africa and the Middle East. A full-time author since the early 1990s, he has written a number of highly acclaimed biographies and lives in north London.

Other editions of Andrew Lycett's Ian Fleming on From Sweden With Love:
>Ian Fleming (UK hardcover, October 1995)
>Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (UK paperback, November 1996)
>Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (Audiobook, August 2010)
>Ian Fleming (Kindle edition, October 2012)

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9 OCTOBER 1995
IAN FLEMING BY ANDREW LYCETT (UK HARDBACK)

Publication of Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond by Andrew Lycett in hardback.

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.

With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at is best - part history, part gossip and part an informed reassessment of one of this century's most celebrated yet mysterious personalities.

The definitive biography of author Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond 007.

Book description:
Sportsman, womaniser,naval commander,traveller,spy, Flemings own life was an obvious backdrop for his stories of the renowned 007. This book provides an insight into the very private life of the man himself.

Book details:
Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0297812998
ISBN-13: 978-0297812999
Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 3.8 cm

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

About the author:
Andrew Lycett was educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford (where he read modern history). As a foreign reporter he specialised in Africa and the Middle East. A full-time author since the early 1990s, he has written a number of highly acclaimed biographies and lives in north London.

Other editions of Andrew Lycett's Ian Fleming on From Sweden With Love:
>Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (US hardback, April 1996)
>Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (UK paperback, November 1996)
>Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond (Audiobook, August 2010)
>Ian Fleming (Kindle edition, October 2012)

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