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Ian Fleming (1908-1964), Author
Ian Lancaster Fleming
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Ian Fleming joined Reuters in 1931, then went into the City (1933-9). He was personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the war. Fleming was foreign manager for the Kemsley group of newspapers (1949-59). The secret agent James Bond, '007', made his first appearance in Casino Royale (1953). Other novels followed, among them Goldfinger (1959) and Thunderball (1961).