For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming
(James Bond Novels)

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A departure from the full-length James Bond novels, For Your Eyes Only is a stunning collection of five stories that sends 007 to Bermuda, Berlin, and beyond, and places him in the dangerous company of adversaries of all varieties. Titular

“From a View to a Kill” whisks Bond to the French countryside where he must go undercover to expose a deadly secret-intelligence plot, and in “For Your Eyes Only,” 007 is absorbed into a private vendetta of M’s, blurring the lines between the personal and professional. In “Quantum of Solace,” Bond attends a dinner party in the Bahamas and learns how passion can soon twist into cruelty, while “Risico” forces the secret agent to fight for the lesser of two evils in a smuggling war set amid the Mediterranean. Finally, “The Hildebrand Rarity” lands 007 in an old-fashioned murder mystery at sea, where even he has a secret to keep.

A collection of both classic intrigue and intrepid self-examination, For Your Eyes Only packs full, vibrant worlds into five classic tales.

The text in this edition has been restored by the Fleming family company Ian Fleming Publications, to reflect the work as it was originally published.

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About Ian Fleming

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Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.
 
Published October 16, 2012 by Thomas & Mercer. 193 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Horror. Fiction

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Five shorter appearances for "flint-eyed" James Bond cuts him down to size as well— and if he's not quite as virile or virulent as he has been- he's still a pretty able performer.

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The Bookbag

The book, like the exhibition, focuses on Ian Fleming and James Bond – where one ends and the other begins if you like.

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Curious Book Fans

Things perk up though when the Governor tells Bond a tale about a governmental employee’s relationship with an airline attendant, a dark and interesting story about human relationships that Bond finds fascinating, leaving him with much to muse on.

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Though he never denied the Bond connection, claiming Fleming had once told him he was an inspiration for the character, he alleged never to have read a Bond book or seen a Bond film: 'And I only ever loved one woman, and I'm not a drinking man.' Fleming helped set up 30 AU: he called th...

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Londonist

Remember if you want to show off don’t forget that the Imperial War Museum was once the insane asylum of Bedlam and that if you are approaching it from Lambeth North on the left is Century House the former MI6 Headquarters and the pub in the corner (the Stags) was where Charlie Chaplin learned to...

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