Ian Fleming

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Phoenix, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 486 pages
5 Reviews

The definitive biography of author Ian Fleming and the perfect read for anyone enjoying the Sky Atlantic biopic starring Dominic Cooper.

Ian Fleming's life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation, James Bond. 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.

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User Review  - aadyer - LibraryThing

A highly detailed, exhaustatively researched, meticulous account of a complex man, with multiple facets & people, in his life. Nicely paced for the most part, in places there is a feeling of inertia ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond.Lycett (The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Andrew Lycett was educated at Charterhouse and went on to read modern history at Christ Church, Oxford. 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.

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