Ian Fleming, Fergus Fleming – The Man with the Golden Typewriter


On 16 August 1952, Ian Fleming wrote to his wife, Ann, ‘My love, This is only a tiny letter to try out my new typewriter and to see if it will write golden words since it is made of gold’.

And he did write golden words: 14 best-selling James Bond books, and an equally energetic flow of letters to his wife, publisher, editors, fans, friends and critics, charting 007’s progress with correspondence that ranged from badgering Jonathan Cape about his quota of free copies – a coin was tossed; Fleming lost – to apologising for having mistaken a certain brand of perfume and for equipping Bond with the wrong kind of gun.

Author: Ian Fleming, Fergus Fleming
Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Duration: 13 hours 11 minutes
Released: 15 Mar 2011
Publisher: Audible Studios
Language: English

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Because these are the original letters of Ian Fleming, this is also the original voice of Ian Fleming. And to hear it is to marvel as we learn more of his inner self, his humor, and his pains.