James Bond: The Authorised Biography

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Century, 2007 - Bond, James (Fictitious character) - 339 pages
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It was a strong face, certainly - the eyes pale grey and very cold, the mouth was hard, the dark hair - grey-streaked now - still fell in the authentic comma over the forehead.' This is how John Pearson reacted to his first encounter with the real James Bond, an encounter probably unique in the annals of thriller writing. He went on to write the bestselling authorised biography of Ian Fleming. At the time, like most of the world he assumed that James Bond was nothing more than a character in Fleming's highly charged imagination. Then he began to have his doubts. Doubts which were reaching such a pitch that the British secret service were trying to warn him off the scent. Despite this, he finally became convinced that James Bond was not only real, but actually alive. Thanks to a change in policy within the secret service he was invited to embark upon a companion volume to his life of Fleming. This resulting book must be one of the moste xtraordinary biographies of our times - the authorised life of a myth, the official biography of James Bond.

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User Review  - aadyer - LibraryThing

I liked John Pearson's biography of Ian Fleming, and thought that this would be a similar piece. It is very inconsistent, is the main thing that I would say. There are some genuinely fascinating ... Read full review

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According to this biography, James Bond was real and a friend of Ian Fleming's. The author traces evidence to support his theory which ultimately leads him to the Bahamas and extended interviews with ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

John Pearson is a Cambridge graduate. He worked on the Economist Intelligence Unit and as a BBC trainee producer before working for Ian Fleming as his assistant on the “Atticus” column for theSunday Times.

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