Casino Royale

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Penguin, 2002 - Bond, James (Fictitious character) - 224 pages
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The licence to kill for the Secret Service was a great honour. It brought James Bond the only assignments he enjoyed, the dangerous ones. At the Casino in Deauville, Bond's game is baccarat. But away from the discreet salons, the caviar and champagne, it's 007 versus one of Russia's most powerful and ruthless agents.

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Review: Casino Royale (James Bond (Original Series) #1)

User Review  - Garrett - Goodreads

Another bookclub selection. I have only ever seen the movies, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I also didn't realize that this was Fleming's first book (nor did I realize that he wrote what became ... Read full review

Review: Casino Royale (James Bond (Original Series) #1)

User Review  - David Neal - Goodreads

This was Fleming's first book in the James Bond series and I enjoyed reading it. Fleming is able to pull you in from the first page and makes you feel like you are a part of the story. His life ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born on May 28, 1908, in London, England. He attended Eton College and then the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He left there after a year to go study languages in Munich and Geneva. Fleming served as the Moscow correspondent for the Reuters News Agency from 1929 till 1933. he then became a banker and a stockholder in London until the beginning of World War II. When the war began, Fleming became the personal assistant to the Director of British Naval Intelligence, where he learned most of his espionage terms. When the war was over, he worked as the foreign manager of The Sunday Times in London. Fleming wrote twelve James Bond novels, nearly all of which were made into Motion Pictures. His works included: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Thunderball, Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, and For Your eyes Only. He of died of a heart attack on August 12, 1964.

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