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Octopussy and the Living Daylights
Octopussy and the Living Daylights | Zara Hakan
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The last collection of James Bond adventures from Ian Fleming, Octopussy and The Living Daylights features four tales of intrigue that push 007 to the limit and find the secret agent questioning where he can go from there In Octopussy, a former operative in the Second World War must face the consequences of past sins when James Bond knocks on the door of his Caribbean fortress, and in The Property of a Lady Bond deciphers the elaborate codes of a Sothebys bidding war in order to catch a KGB agent. 007 in New York takes Bond to the titular city to warn an ex-agent of her boyfriends secret KGB affiliation. And The Living Daylights sends Bond to Berlin to protect a British agent before an assassin strikes. Published posthumously, Octopussy and The Living Daylights marks Ian Flemings final contribution to the legacy of his iconic creation, 007 James Bond. About the Author Ian Fleming was born in London on May 28, 1908. He was educated at Eton College and later spent a formative period studying languages in Europe. His first job was with Reuters News Agency where a Moscow posting gave him firsthand experience with what would become his literary bete noirethe Soviet Union. During World War II he served as Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence and played a key role in Allied espionage operations. After the war he worked as foreign manager of the Sunday Times, a job that allowed him to spend two months each year in Jamaica. Here, in 1952, at his home Goldeneye, he wrote a book called Casino Royaleand James Bond was born. The first print run sold out within a month. For the next twelve years Fleming produced a novel a year featuring Special Agent 007, the most famous spy of the century. His travels, interests, and wartime experience lent authority to everything he wrote. Raymond Chandler described him as the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England. Sales soared when President Kennedy named the fifth title, From Russia With Love, one of his favorite books. The Bond novels have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide, boosted by the hugely successful film franchise that began in 1962 with the release of Dr. No. He married Anne Rothermere in 1952. His story about a magical car, written in 1961 for their only son Caspar, went on to become the well- loved novel and film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Fleming died of heart failure on August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.
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i liked these short stories but loved ❤️ having Tom Hiddleston read them to me! #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #BookThatIsAlsoASongTitle

Nikki15 Ooo Tom Hiddleston narrating! That does sound good 😊 2y
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