TOMORROW NEVER DIES
Bond's Creator, Ian Fleming
"The Name is Bond, James Bond."
Six words that have been uttered in almost every known language
on earth by arguably the most successful Secret Service agent
ever. A man who has single-handedly made Aston Martin, the Walther
PPK and vodka martinis - shaken but not stirred - household names.
His creator was Ian Fleming. Born 1908, in Mayfair, London, and
educated at Eton, where he was Victor Ludorum two years in succession....
a distinction only once equaled. After Sandhurst and Munich and
Geneva Universities, he joined Reuters - making his first mark
as a journalist during the famous 1933 Moscow trials of British
engineers - his introduction into the world of espionage.
After a short spell as partner in a stockbroking firm, he joined
the staff of The Times of London and returned to Moscow. During
the war he served with the rank of Commander in the British Naval
Intelligence Division, and in 1945 he joined the Kemsley Newspapers
as foreign manager. At this point, he decided to build a holiday
house in Jamaica, which he called "Goldeneye" after
the title of the Carson McCullers novel Reflections in a Golden
Here, he conceived James Bond and completed his first book "Casino
Royale" in 1952. Fleming married Anne Rothermere the same
year. He wrote two non-fiction books, "The Diamond Smugglers"
and "Thrilling Cities" and a classic children's story
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", which was turned into a multi-million
dollar musical film by producer Albert R. Broccoli for United
Fleming died on August 12th, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.
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