Whether it is tracking down a wayward major who has taken a deadly secret with him to the Caribbean or identifying a top Russian agent secretly bidding for a Fabergé egg in a Sotheby’s auction room, Bond always closes the case—with extreme prejudice.
This new Penguin edition comprises four stories, including Fleming’s little-known story “007 in New York,” showcasing Bond’s taste for Manhattan’s special pleasures—from martinis at the Plaza and dinner at the Grand Central Oyster Bar to the perfect anonymity of the Central Park Zoo for a secret rendezvous.
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Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.From AudioFile:
Three James Bond novellas come alive in Robert Whitfield's expert hands. The best, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, follows Bond's thoughts and actions as he watches a beautiful cellist while waiting for a KGB sniper, events movie viewers will remember as the initial action in the movie of the same title. Also featured are PORTRAIT OF A LADY, about Bond's trip to Sotheby's in--literally--a bid to catch a Russian spy, and OCTOPUSSY, a story about a major's criminal activity, in which Bond plays only a small role. Robert Whitfield gives Bond a smooth, urbane voice, managing not to reflect any of the actors who've played the British spy on screen. He also nimbly handles the major's inner dialogue in OCTOPUSSY. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Ser, 1978. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110586045244
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0586045244 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.3118746