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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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

The first book in the James Bond Series by Ian Fleming. It wasn't what I was expecting. Here we have secret agent Bond, time worn, a caricature of a real person. He only lives for the his job, nothing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Pucci - Book Verdict

If all you know of James Bond, espionage fiction's most recognizable character, comes from the decadent films, you owe it to yourself to check out the source material, which features the pulpy spirit ... Read full review

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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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