On Her Majesty's Secret Service: James Bond 007

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Random House, Jul 1, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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'He was a man with years of dirty, dangerous memories – a spy.'

James Bond has had enough. Enough of Service life, of fruitless manhunts, of taking orders. But Blofeld is back – older, leaner and more dangerous than ever, with a deadly secret at the heart of his luxury ski resort. Bond must rediscover his passion for what he does best, in Fleming’s eleventh 007 novel.

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A wonderful, fast-paced page turner. - Goodreads
But the cartoonish villians of the old movies bug me. - Goodreads
The plot had basically no plot holes. - Goodreads
Moved along at a decent pace and had a classic ending. - Goodreads
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Review: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (James Bond (Original Series) #11)

User Review  - Grant Howard - Goodreads

So far I've enjoyed this one the most. After losing his passion for the character and side-lining him in "The Spy Who Loved Me" A fire seems to have been lit under Fleming again with this one. That ... Read full review

Review: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (James Bond (Original Series) #11)

User Review  - Red Heaven - Goodreads

Yet another dreary Bond novel that takes far too long to get going and has little of interest going for it. On the other hand you may find you learn more about heraldry than you ever wished to know, Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. His first job was at Reuters news agency after which he worked briefly as a stockbroker before working in Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. His first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and was an instant success. Fleming went on to write twelve other Bond books as well as two works of non-fiction and the children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Bond books have sold over sixty million copies and earned praise from figures such as Raymond Chandler who called Fleming ‘the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England’ and President Kennedy who named From Russia with Love as one of his favourite books. The books inspired a hugely successful series of film adaptations which began in 1962 with the release of Dr No, starring Sean Connery as 007. Fleming was married to Anne Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964. www.ianfleming.com

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