Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The President's Favorite Thriller Writer: A Look Back At Ian Fleming's Meeting With John Kennedy

The James Bond web site MI6 offers a piece on Ian Fleming's meeting with John Kennedy.

How does it feel to be President Kennedy's favorite mystery thriller writer? "It's quite flattering," says author Ian Fleming, whose melodramatic adventures of British secret agent James Bond have sold millions of books throughout the world. Fleming, who at 54 is a somewhat older version of his suave fictional hero, was sitting outside the tiny Turkish railroad station of Yarimburgaz, where recently a British film company was shooting the latest James Bond movie, "From Russia, With Love." The author had come down from London to watch. He brushed lank gray hair from his eyes and smile creased his ruddy face as he recalled his only meeting with President Kennedy.
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To learn more about Ian Fleming's fasincating life one should read Andrew Lycett's biography.

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