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The Man with the Golden Typewriter
Author: Fergus Fleming

ISBN: 9781408865484
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 21 October 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.2
The witty and engaging letters of the man who created the world's most famous spy - James Bond

When he has finished writing Casino Royale, the first in the James Bond series, Ian Fleming treated himself to a gold-plated typewriter. It was on this glittering machine that he typed not only his bestselling novels, but also his letters. Though Fleming was not an especially reflective or literary man - he preferred action to analysis - his correspondence is energetic, engaging and direct, and full of wry remarks, succinct comments and insightful observations.

WC Ian Fleming wrote to publishers, fans, critics and friends. Whether dealing with his editor's concerns about the title of Moonraker or badgering his publisher Jonathan Cape about his quota of free copies (they tossed a coin: Fleming lost), replying to a reader who feared for 007's attention to perfume or and another who worried about Bond's influence on the assassination of JFK, his letters were always charming and often witty. A few of the letters he received marked the beginning of lengthy exchanges. One day, out of the blue, came a letter from one Geoffrey Boothr...

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