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  • Published: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099576983
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

You Only Live Twice




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

‘You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face’

Doctor Guntram Shatterhand’s Garden of Death is a magnet for suicides from all over Japan. James Bond – grief-stricken and unreliable – must kill him to save his career in the Service. But as Shatterhand’s true identity is revealed, Bond is forced to confront his past, in Ian Fleming’s twelfth 007 adventure.

  • Pub date: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099576983
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

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 You Only Live Twice

“A sensational imagination”

Sunday Times

“Instructive and entertaining”

Cyril Connolly

“Fleming lets himself completely off the leash...Bonkers, and kind of inspired”

Telegraph


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