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  • Published: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099576884
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $14.99

Diamonds are Forever




There is only one Bond. Enjoy these intoxicating spy novels in stylish Vintage Classics editions.

‘The twentieth century looked out at him from the piece of newsprint and bared its teeth in a sneer’

From the diamond mines of Sierra Leone to the jewellers of Hatton Garden, from race track to casino,... Bond must infiltrate and destroy the criminal network of the a ruthless gang, the Spangled Mob, in Fleming’s fourth 007 adventure.

  • Pub date: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099576884
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. His first job was at Reuters news agency after which he worked briefly as a stockbroker before working in Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. His first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and was an instant success. Fleming went on to write twelve other Bond books as well as two works of non-fiction and the children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Bond books have sold over sixty million copies and earned praise from figures such as Raymond Chandler who called Fleming ‘the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England’ and President Kennedy who named From Russia with Love as one of his favourite books. The books inspired a hugely successful series of film adaptations which began in 1961 with the release of Dr No, starring Sean Connery as 007. Fleming was married to Anne Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.

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Praise for Diamonds are Forever

“The remarkable thing about this book is that it is written by an Englishman. The scene is almost entirely American and it rings true to an American. I am unaware of any other writer who has accomplished this”

Raymond Chandler

“A first-rate thriller but above all, it’s a terrific novel.”

Jonathan Kellerman

“James Bond is one of the most cunningly synthesized heroes in crime fiction”

Observer

“A brilliant story that maintains the promise of an extremely clever introduction”

Manchester Evening News

“Once again Ian Fleming has brought it off”

Birmingham Post


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