Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming'S Jamaica download free [PDF and Ebook] by Matthew Parker

Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming'S Jamaica download free [PDF and Ebook] by Matthew Parker year 2015
  • Book name: Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming'S Jamaica
  • Author: Matthew Parker
  • Release date: 2015/8/25
  • Publisher: CORNERSTONE
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780099591740
  • Rating: 7.31 of 10
  • Votes: 359
  • Review by: Lena Rhoads
  • Review rating: 9.55 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/14
  • Total pages: 400
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Completely fascinating, authoritative and intriguing' William Boyd'The big bang of Bond books... Beautiful, brilliant' Tony Parsons Goldeneye: the story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of British national icon, James Bond.From 1946 until the end of his life, Ian Fleming lived for two months of every year at Goldeneye - the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica's north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. Fleming adored the Jamaica he had discovered, at the time an imperial backwater that seemed unchanged from the glory days of the empire. Amid its stunning natural beauty, the austerity and decline of post-war Britain could be forgotten. For Fleming, Jamaica offered the perfect mixture of British old-fashioned conservatism and imperial values, alongside the dangerous and sensual: the same curious combination that made his novels so appealing, and successful. The spirit of the island - its exotic beauty, its unpredictability, its melancholy, its love of exaggeration and gothic melodrama - infuses his writing.Fleming threw himself into the island's hedonistic Jet Set party scene: Hollywood giants, and the cream of British aristocracy, the theatre, literary society and the secret services spent their time here drinking and bed-hopping. But while the whites partied, Jamaican blacks were rising up to demand respect and self-government. And as the imperial hero James Bond - projecting British power across the world - became ever more anachronistic and fantastical, so his popularity soared.Drawing on extensive interviews with Ian's family, his Jamaican lover Blanche Blackwell and many other islanders, Goldeneye is a beautifully written, revealing and original exploration of a crucially important part of Ian Fleming's life and work.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 26H6M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Biography: Literary, Literary Studies: From C 1900 -, Biography: General
  • Available formats: LRF, PDF, TIFF, WORD, TXT, EPUB, TCR, DOC. Compressed in TAR.BZ2, RAR, JAR, AZW, ZIP, LHA
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.90 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x30mm
  • Weight: 389g
  • Printed by: Windmill Books
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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