Born in London in 1908, Ian Fleming worked variously as a banker and journalist before serving in the British Naval Intelligence during World War II. He published his first novel Casino Royale in 1953 and thus started the astoundingly successful James Bond novels and films. Fleming died in 1964.
Among this handful of Bond outings from the 1960s, which includes the two novellas named, the second volume also features the very brief 007 in New York, in which the spy spends a more leisurely day sampling the best of the Big Apple: martinis at the Plaza, dinner at Grand Central Station's Oyster Bar, and a pleasant stroll through the Central Park Zoo. Always a pleasure to see you, James. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.