Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming, the Official Cocktail Book
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About the Author
Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. His first job was at Reuters news agency, after which he worked briefly as a stockbroker before working in Naval Intelligence during World War Two. His first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and was an instant success. Fleming went on to write thirteen other Bond books as well as two works of non-fiction and the children's classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Bond books have earned praise from figures such as Raymond Chandler, who called Fleming 'the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England' and President Kennedy, who named From Russia with Love as one of his favorite books. The books inspired a hugely successful series of film adaptations which began in 1961 with the release of Dr No.He was married to Ann O'Neill with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.
Fergus Fleming is Ian Fleming's nephew. He is the author of several non-fiction books including Barrow's Boys, Killing Dragons and Ninety Degrees North. Recently he edited The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming's James Bond Letters. He lives in Gloucestershire in the UK.