The Life of Ian Fleming
It is now 40 years since the premiere of the very first Bond movie, "Dr No",ith a youthful Sean Connery as 007: perhaps the most charismatic - andertainly the most durable - movie hero ever. The latest addition to theeries will no doubt try and outdo all its predecessors in the scale of itsyrotechnics and special effects.;But James Bond was invented by one man, Ianleming, a wartime intelligence officer and Sunday Times newspaper man whoived to see the beginning of the Bond cult, but not its astonishing growthnto a multi-million-dollar industry. John Pearson knew him well, as hisssistant at the Sunday Times when Fleming was writing its "Atticus" column,nd in 1966, after Fleming's death, wrote this autobiography.;It remains aefinitive account of how only Ian Fleming could have dreamed up James Bond,or his own life as colourful as anything in his fiction - indeed, it showsow the Bond books were nothing less than a covert autobiography. Glamorous,uthlessly womanising, charming and debonair, leading an exotic,lobetrotting life from wartime Algiers to his beachside house, Goldeneye, in
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