The definitive biography of James Bond creator Ian Fleming - revised and updated.'Excellent' DAILY MAIL 'Fast paced and perceptive' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Impressive' INDEPENDENT
The definitive biography of author Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming's life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation, James Bond 007. Andrew Lycett's direct access to Fleming's family, friends and contemporaries has enabled him to reveal the truth behind the complicated facade of this enigmatic and remarkable man.
Blending history, gossip and an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at its best - and the definitive examination of one of the twentieth century's most celebrated yet mysterious personalties.
This is an exemplary biography, beautifully written, fast-paced and extremely perceptive - Sunday Telegraph
A fascinating historical work - Sunday Express
This is a revealing biography of a man who lived life in the fast lane - Good Book Guide
As good as any Bond novel, it proves that facts can be equally as fascinating as any fiction - Sunday Mercury
This excellent book ... is a moral tale of worldly success not bringing happiness and it is ably told ... the supporting cast is terrific - Daily Mail
An impressive book, painstakingly researched and thoroughly convincing - Independent
Andrew Lycett was educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford (where he read modern history). As a foreign reporter he specialised in Africa and the Middle East. A full-time author since the early 1990s, he has written a number of highly acclaimed biographies, among them RUDYARD KIPLING and CONAN DOYLE. He lives in north London.