Ian Fleming


Born
in Mayfair, London, England
May 28, 1908

Died
August 12, 1964

Genre

Influences


Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. He was a grandson of the Scottish financier Robert Fleming, who founded the Scottish American Investment Trust and the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co.

Fleming is best remembered for creating the character of James Bond and chronicling his adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories. Additionally, Fleming wrote the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two non-fiction books.
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3.74 avg rating — 69,435 ratings — published 1953 — 733 editions
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From Russia With Love (Jame...

3.89 avg rating — 30,406 ratings — published 1957 — 540 editions
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Live and Let Die (James Bon...

3.64 avg rating — 25,894 ratings — published 1954 — 511 editions
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Goldfinger (James Bond, #7)

3.82 avg rating — 21,627 ratings — published 1959 — 418 editions
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Moonraker (James Bond, #3)

3.76 avg rating — 22,244 ratings — published 1955 — 16 editions
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On Her Majesty's Secret Ser...

3.96 avg rating — 17,109 ratings — published 1963 — 209 editions
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Doctor No (James Bond, #6)

3.79 avg rating — 19,935 ratings — published 1958 — 340 editions
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Diamonds Are Forever (James...

3.63 avg rating — 18,676 ratings — published 1956 — 320 editions
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Ch...

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Thunderball (James Bond, #9)

3.81 avg rating — 13,367 ratings — published 1961 — 190 editions
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More series by Ian Fleming…
“Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.”
Ian Fleming

“You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face”
Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

“I am a poet in deeds--not often in words.”
Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

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