A comprehensive 750-page guide to the work of Ian Fleming is to be published in late October 2012 by Queen Anne Press, the literary impress once managed by Fleming himself. Covering everything from the first draft of Casino Royale in 1952 to editions still in print today, Ian Fleming: The Bibliography is not only an indispensable source of information for collectors, enthusiasts and booksellers alike, but an entertaining and informative book that will appeal to anyone interested in the James Bond phenomenon.
The author, internationally renowned Bond expert Jon Gilbert, says: “Ian Fleming is best known as the creator of James Bond, an icon of 20th century popular culture, but he was also a journalist, publisher, travel writer, motor enthusiast, card player, accomplished golfer and noted bibliophile. Much has been written about Fleming and his legendary creation, but until now there has been no serious bibliographical account of his published work.”
Jon’s four years of extensive research involved led him deep into publishers’ archives and libraries; he also interviewed colleagues, family and friends of Ian Fleming. The result is more than just a collection of literary facts and figures – it is a fascinating insight into the career of one of Britain’s most famous authors, covering every aspect of his writing.
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