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|2 AUGUST 2012
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - VINTAGE PAPERBACK
|Publication of a new paperback edition of From Russia with Love (1957), Ian Fleming's fifth original James Bond novel. The book is released by Vintage Publishing.
SMERSH, the Russian intelligence unit, is hell-bent on destroying Special Agent James Bond. His death would deal a hammer blow to the heart of The British Secret Service.
The lure? The chance for 007 to bring the Spektor decoding machine from Istanbul to London, and for the British to take the upper hand in a chilling new front of the Cold War.
So begins a deadly game of bluff and double bluff, with Bond a marked man as he enters the murky world of Balkan espionage.
Paperback: 368 pages
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)
>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.
The new mass market paperback cover of From Russia with Love. © 2012 Vintage Publishing.
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