1. 'Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond' Biography Slated For April '09 Release In US

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-12-16

    Andrew Lycett’s detailed biography on James Bond’s creator, author Ian Fleming is scheduled to be reprinted in the United States this upcoming April.

    Exhaustive in its content and attention to detail, Lycett’s Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond was originally released in the UK and US in hardback in 1995, with paperbacks following in 1996 and 2002.

    This new edition will be a 512-page paperback retailing at $19.95. A specific release date in April 2009 is yet to be announced. The original blurb follows:

    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming’s life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation–James Bond 007. Andrew Lycett’s direct access to Fleming’s family, friends nd contemporaries has enabled him to reveal–for the first time–the truth behind the complicated fa&ccedilade of this enigmatic and remarkable man.

    With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at its best–part history part gossip, part informed reassessment of one of the century’s most celebrated yet mysterious personalities.

    Most recently, Lycett took part in an Ian Fleming lecture at Bletchley Park as well as wrote an article regarding the origins of the author’s “Quantum of Solace” short story.

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