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The Resource The man with the golden typewriter : Ian Fleming's James Bond letters, [Ian Fleming] ; edited by Fergus Fleming

The man with the golden typewriter : Ian Fleming's James Bond letters, [Ian Fleming] ; edited by Fergus Fleming

Label
The man with the golden typewriter : Ian Fleming's James Bond letters
Title
The man with the golden typewriter
Title remainder
Ian Fleming's James Bond letters
Statement of responsibility
[Ian Fleming] ; edited by Fergus Fleming
Title variation
Ian Fleming's James Bond letters
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 16 August 1952, Ian Fleming wrote to his wife, Ann, 'My love, This is only a tiny letter to try out my new typewriter and to see if it will write golden words since it is made of gold'. He had bought the gold-plated typewriter as a present to himself for finishing his first novel, Casino Royale. It marked in glamorous style the arrival of James Bond, agent 007, and the start of a career that saw Fleming become one of the world's most celebrated thriller writers. And he did write golden words. Before his death in 1964 he produced fourteen bestselling Bond books, two works of non-fiction and the famous children's story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. Fleming's output was matched by an equally energetic flow of letters. He wrote constantly, to his wife, publisher, editors, fans, friends and critics, charting 007's progress with correspondence that ranged from badgering Jonathan Cape about his quota of free copies -- a coin was tossed; Fleming lost - to apologising for having mistaken a certain brand of perfume and for equipping Bond with the wrong kind of gun. His letters also reflect his friendships with contemporaries such as Raymond Chandler, Noel Coward and Somerset Maugham. Before the world-famous films came the world-famous novels. This books tells the story of the man who wrote them and how he created spy fiction's most compelling hero
Cataloging source
NJB
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1908-1964
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Ian
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fleming, Fergus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fleming, Ian
  • Authors, English
Target audience
adult
Label
The man with the golden typewriter : Ian Fleming's James Bond letters, [Ian Fleming] ; edited by Fergus Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055157921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
391 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781408865484
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914076519
Label
The man with the golden typewriter : Ian Fleming's James Bond letters, [Ian Fleming] ; edited by Fergus Fleming
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055157921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
391 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781408865484
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914076519

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