Ian Lancaster Fleming was
born on 28th May 1908 in London, England. His father Major
Valentine Fleming, a Conservative MP, was killed in the
first World War. He was raised through his teenage years
by his mother, Evelyn St. Croix Fleming.
In 1929, at the age of 23, Fleming worked
as a journalist in Moscow for four years, and later returned
to England in 1935 when he took a job as a stock broker
World War II broke out in 1939 and thrust
Fleming into the military. When the war ended, Fleming
left British Navel Intelligence at the rank of Commander
and joined Kemsley Newspapers until 1959.
Fleming's first published novel was
a mundane guidebook for foreign correspondents. In 1952
Fleming married Lady Anne Rothmere in Jamaica, and started
work on his first James Bond novel in his house "GoldenEye".
Casino Royale was published in 1953 and was loosely based
on a real life experience Fleming had during the war,
where he lost a large some of money gambling in Lisbon
during the war...
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Author: Ian Fleming
Published: 1953 to 1966