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Ian Fleming


Born
in Mayfair, London, England, The United Kingdom
May 28, 1908

Died
August 12, 1964

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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 commander in the royal Navy during the Second World War. 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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Average rating: 3.75 · 356,004 ratings · 21,523 reviews · 210 distinct worksSimilar authors
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)

3.74 avg rating — 78,481 ratings — published 1953 — 929 editions
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From Russia With Love (Jame...

3.90 avg rating — 33,773 ratings — published 1957 — 686 editions
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Live and Let Die (James Bon...

3.63 avg rating — 29,463 ratings — published 1954 — 647 editions
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Moonraker (James Bond, #3)

3.78 avg rating — 24,999 ratings — published 1955 — 552 editions
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Goldfinger (James Bond, #7)

3.82 avg rating — 22,952 ratings — published 1959 — 546 editions
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Doctor No (James Bond, #6)

3.80 avg rating — 21,742 ratings — published 1958 — 478 editions
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On Her Majesty's Secret Ser...

3.97 avg rating — 19,063 ratings — published 1963 — 263 editions
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Diamonds Are Forever (James...

3.63 avg rating — 20,468 ratings — published 1956 — 502 editions
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Thunderball (James Bond, #9)

3.83 avg rating — 15,453 ratings — published 1961 — 241 editions
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Ch...

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3.99 avg rating — 13,910 ratings — published 1964 — 107 editions
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Quotes by Ian Fleming  (?)
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“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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