London: Jonathan Cape, 1966.
First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo. A pleasing, very good or better copy in dustwrapper of the best biography of Fleming. Pearson's personal connection with him & excellent study of his papers, shows that although Fleming disclaimed connection with "that cardbord booby", the Bond books were, in fact, his undercover autobiography. Pearson's career began as a journalist for the Sunday Times where he worked as Fleming's assistant. Following Fleming's death, Pearson wrote Fleming's first bio & in 1973 became the second official author of the James Bond continuation fiction, with the fictionalized 'James Bond: The Authorised Biography'.
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