Ian Fleming: The Notes.

London: Queen Anne Press, 2020. [Literary biography] FIRST EDITION, limited issue (this copy no. 14 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. This edition sold out within a matter of weeks from publication. 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 #64124

Price: £395.00