Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) the English author, navel intelligence officer and journalist is best known for his series of 007 James Bond novels. His experiences during the Second World War proved useful in the development of the spy novels. Fleming first Bond novel, Casino Royale was released in 1952 and was an instant success demanding 3 print runs. 11 further Bond novels and two short-story collections followed between 1953 and 1966. In addition, he wrote a children’s story for his son, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang plus two works of non fiction. Fleming died at a relatively early age of 56 and 2 of his James Bond books were published posthumously. Since then other writers have since produced Bond novels and released many popular films. His books attract some of the highest and sought after books, Casino Royale being one of the most valuable modern first editions around.

Read our blog about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Ian Fleming’s Venture into Children’s Literature here and Collecting First Edition Ian Fleming Novels here

 

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