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James Bond: The Man and His World: The Man and His World - The Official Companion to Ian Fleming's Creation Hardcover – 24 Oct 2005

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; 01 edition (24 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719568153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719568152
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 25.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An irresistible and authoritative passport to the "real" Bond's life and times. (Absolutely James Bond website)

'I wish Henry had written this book three years ago. It really does tell you everything you need to know about Ian Fleming and the creation of James Bond, the most popular English literary hero of the 20th century. It's not just for Bond nuts, though, the fantastic material from Fleming's own archives give you a vivid picture of the world that Bond sprang from.' (Charlie Higson, author of 'Young Bond' series)

M reached for his in-basket and took out a file of signals. Without looking up he said "Look after yourself." (For Your Eyes Only)

'You come away from James Bond unsure where Fleming ends and Bond begins ... excellent ... It points out how Fleming was playing with the notion of a character built out of consumption' (GQ)

Bond said "And I would like a medium vodka dry martini -- with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred, please. I would prefer Russian or Polish vodka." (Dr No)

'Excellent ... an absolute must for all fans ... a totally unique look at 007 and his creator' (Charles Helfenstein,

'This sumptuous companion to James Bond is the first to use the Fleming archive ... This absorbing book is superbly illustrated with photographs and illustrations from the Fifties and Sixties, and confirms James Bond's status as the most glamorous literary creation of that age' (Waterstone's Books Quarterly)

'Much more interesting than an uber-fan's scrapbook' (Sunday Telegraph/Seven, Michael Prodger)

'An illuminating insight into an author's life' (Publishing News)

Praise for Colditz: The Definitive History: 'crammed full of compelling nuggets' (Mail on Sunday)

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Everyone's a Bond fan but how many truly know Ian Fleming's brilliant original creation. This is the irresistible and authoritative illustrated passport to the Bond's life and times

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