MI6 has exclusive details on the forthcoming book "Ian Fleming's Secret War", with additional intel from the author...

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4th June 2008

Ian Fleming's Secret War - By Craig Cabell

Official Blurb
While his extravagant and glamorous lifestyle is well known, little has been published concerning Ian Fleming's contribution during the Second World War.

In the very early days of the War, Fleming was earmarked by the Director of Naval Intelligence as his 'right hand man'. From the outset he was in the centre of events, meeting with key political and military figures as well as those of exceptional intelligence, experience and courage. All this was to give him invaluable background when he came to write the Bond novels.

The author has uncovered through official documentation, private papers and contacts the depth of Fleming's work in Naval Intelligence. Fascinating insights of those he worked with and details of covert trips to Europe and North Africa emerge.

Fleming was closely associated with 30 Assault Unit, a crack team of Commandos who took the fight to the enemy. The book reveals both the history of 30 AU and Fleming's role.


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Additional Intel
Author Craig Cabell revealed more about the book to MI6: "I cover the whole of Fleming's career in NID, taking in Operations Ruthless and Goldeneye, Fleming's trips to America and his possible involvement with Dennis Wheatley in another secret operation. The book includes chapters about Casino Royale and Moonraker (with reference to Fleming's work in NID) and a very complete collector's guide, which some top antiquarian book dealers have found very useful already."

Craig Cabell is a journalist and author. His works include, in addition to Frederick Forsyth - A Matter of Protocol, The Kray Brothers, Dennis Wheatley - Churchill's Storyteller and VE Day - A Day to Remember.

Copies signed by the author will be available via BondAndBeyond.com

Binding: Hardback
Pages: 208
Size: 234mm x 156mm
R.R.P: £19.99 / $32.95
Released: 18th August 2008 (UK) / October 2008 (USA)
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military