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Ian Fleming: The Complete Man

Ian Fleming: The Complete Man, by Nicholas Shakespeare, hardcover
Ian Fleming: The Complete Man, by Nicholas Shakespeare, hardcover
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photo © Vintage Publishing (UK)
Ian Fleming: The Complete Man, by Nicholas Shakespeare
photo © Vintage Publishing (UK)

Ian Fleming: The Complete Man by Nicholas Shakespeare is a fresh portrait of the man behind James Bond, and his enduring impact.

The award-winning biographer had unprecedented access to the Fleming family papers.

Ian Fleming's greatest creation, James Bond, has had an enormous and ongoing impact on our culture. What Bond represents about ideas of masculinity, the British national psyche and global politics has shifted over time, as has the interpretation of the life of his author.

But Fleming himself was more mysterious and subtle than anything he wrote. Ian's childhood with his gifted brother Peter and his extraordinary mother set the pattern for his ambition to be 'the complete man', and he would strive for the means to achieve this 'completeness' all his life.

Only a thriller writer for his last twelve years, his dramatic personal life and impressive career in Naval Intelligence put him at the heart of critical moments in world history, while also providing rich inspiration for his fiction.

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About the author: Nicholas Shakespeare

Nicholas Shakespeare is one of the most gifted biographers working today. His talent for uncovering new material that casts fresh light on his subjects is fully evident in this masterful, definitive biography.

Exceptionally well connected, and widely travelled, from the United States and Soviet Russia to his beloved Jamaica, Ian had access to the most powerful political figures at a time of profound change. Nicholas Shakespeare is one of the most gifted biographers working today.
 

"This is a marvellous book about Ian Fleming, but it's also one of the most engaging portraits of a particular period of British history that I have read in a long time."
- Antonia Fraser
 

United Kingdom
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781787302419
Number of Pages: 864
Publication Date: 5 October 2023
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (UK)

United States
Hardcover: 864 pages
ISBN-10: 0063012243
ISBN-13: 978-0063012240
Publication Date: April 9, 2024
Publisher: Harper
Item Weight: ‎ 2.07 pounds
Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches

Product Code: 
bo086

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