For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond

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A&C Black, 6 апр. 2009 г. - Всего страниц: 256
'I am going to write the spy story to end all spy stories' One morning in February 1952, a journalist called Ian Fleming sat down at his desk and set about creating a fictional secret agent. James Bond was born and would go on to become one of the most successful, enduring and lucrative creations in literature. But Bond's world of glamour and romance, gadgets and cocktails, espionage and villainy wasn't entirely drawn from imagination: Fleming's background and his experiences as an intelligence officer during the Second World War were all formative parts in the creation of the world's most famous spy. Packed with astonishing detail and written in Macintyre's inimitable style, For Your Eyes Only is the most enlightening, enlivening book on the creator of the spy who not only lived twice, but proved to be immortal.
 

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Smelling Battle from Afar
11
Who Was James Bond?
43
From Hot War to Cold War
81
Gadgets Guns Gizmos and GearSticks
103
Bond Girls
121
Bonds Life of Luxury
139
The Short Life of Ian Fleming The Eternal Life ofJames Bond
171
The Spy Who Never Dies
193
The Bond Books
209
Acknowledgements
235
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Ben Macintyre is writer-at-large and associate editor of the Times of London. He is the author of Agent Zigzag, The Man Who Would Be King, The Englishman's Daughter, The Napoleon of Crime, and Forgotten Fatherland. He lives in London with his wife, the novelist Kate Muir, and their three children.

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