The Man with the Golden Typewriter by Fergus Fleming
The Man with the Golden Typewriter, a wonderful book of Ian Fleming’s letters has recently been published. Edited with a superbly light touch by Fleming’s nephew, the writer Fergus Fleming, it is an engaging and amusing volume charting the inexorable rise of James Bond from the first modest publication of Casino Royale, for which the publishers had slim hopes, to the beginning of the astoundingly successful Bond film franchise.
Drawing on previously unseen material, this book contains witty and courteous letters revealing the true Ian Fleming and the extraordinary story of how James Bond came into the world and of how readers took this brutal character to their heart.
Described by the Daily Mail as ‘a brilliant new book’, by The Times as ‘entertaining and revealing’, The Man with the Golden Typewriter was published by Bloomsbury on 8th October 2015, with publication around the world to follow over the coming weeks.
‘The relationship of Fleming’s real life to art is fascinating’. Kirkus
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