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The Resource Ian Fleming : a personal memoir, Robert Harling

Ian Fleming : a personal memoir, Robert Harling

Label
Ian Fleming : a personal memoir
Title
Ian Fleming
Title remainder
a personal memoir
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harling
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is Robert Harling's account of his close and enduring friendship with one of the twentieth century's most iconic writers, a relationship forged in the Second World War that helped define the lives of both men. Their paths met in the early 1940s upon the creation of 30 Assault Unit, a British Commando unit Fleming founded and ran. 'Fleming's Secret Navy', as it was known, was formed to work on the front line to capture enemy equipment, intelligence and codebooks before these could be destroyed. While Fleming was based in London, Harling, his second-in-command, operated on the front line. The war made the men fast friends, and Fleming would later write Harling into his Bond novels Thunderball and The Spy Who Loved Me, as well as leaving him money in his will. In this extraordinary memoir, which the author stipulated should not be published before his death and which features a cast of characters from General Patton to Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh and John Betjeman, Harling brings a unique and authoritative perspective to a compelling subject, immeasurably enhancing our understanding of both Ian Fleming and the character and world of James Bond --
Assigning source
Source other than Library of Congress
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harling, Robert
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6056.L4
LC item number
Z69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fleming, Ian
  • Harling, Robert
  • Harling, Robert
  • Novelists, English
  • Fleming, Ian
  • Harling, Robert
  • Friendship
  • Novelists, English
Label
Ian Fleming : a personal memoir, Robert Harling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
928738007
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781849549356
Lccn
2015513717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)928738007
Label
Ian Fleming : a personal memoir, Robert Harling
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
928738007
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781849549356
Lccn
2015513717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)928738007

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