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Ian Fleming biography written by Andrew Lycett (US hardback)

By: FSWL team
Ian Fleming memoir 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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The US hardback edition of Andrew Lycett's book on Ian Fleming. © 2013 St. Martin's Press. All rights reserved.

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