Fleming Ian 1908 - (-1908)

Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.



James Bond, with two double bourbons inside him, sat in the final departure lounge of Miami Airport and thought about life and death.

It was part of his profession to kill people. He had never liked doing it and when he had to kill he did it as well as he knew how and forgot about it. As a secret agent who held the rare double-O prefix—the licence to kill in the Secret Service—it was his duty to be as cool about death as a surgeon. If it happened, it happened. Regret was unprofessional—worse, it was death-watch beetle in the soul.

Ian Lancaster Fleming, (May 28, 1908 - August 12, 1964), was an English writer, journalist, and commander in the Second World War at the British Navy's intelligence service. With his experiences from this position he wrote a series of spy novels with a hero named James Bond that had a huge success. Ian was born in London, in a very wealthy environment; his father was a landowner and MP, who died of heart attack when Ian was 9 years old. He attended the College of Ithon and then went to a Military Academy where he left without completing his education. He continued his studies in Austria and Germany and took a job as a journalist for Reuters. At the same time he became a stockbroker.

When World War II broke out, Fleming began to work with the British Navy Intelligence Service. Soon he became deputy governor and later commander. It is said to have designed many dangerous missions, many of which he did himself. He gained tremendous experience and helped the Americans in the organization of what later became CIA.

After the end of the war, he settled in Jamaica and began writing spy novels. His first book was published in 1953. 11more novels and several short stories followed. 0Most of his books were transferred to the big screen. Ian Fleming did not marry and died in 1964 from a sudden heart attack.