Ian Fleming: The Notes. John PEARSON, Fergus FLEMING, introduction.

Ian Fleming: The Notes.

London: Queen Anne Press, 2020. [Literary biography] FIRST EDITION, limited issue (this copy no. 69 of 100 copies). Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.375; [1], blank. Bound in dark-blue Plike paper-covered boards, red endpapers, blocked in gilt to spine and front cover, semi-opaque dust jacket with printed titles. As new. Upon publication, this edition sold out within a matter of weeks. Never before published, these are the notes that John Pearson made in 1965 while researching The Life of Ian Fleming, which chart not only Fleming's life – with details that never made it into the finished biography – but John's own journey while investigating his subject. As such they form less a series of aides memoires than a book about writing a book. Compelling, insightful, irreverent and written in John's inimitable style, they make an outstanding read. Item #60970

Price: £375.00