David Chipp

Bang Bang Kiss Kiss

17F: The Life of Ian Fleming


Peter Owen 218pp £18.50 order from our bookshop

In a message to his staff when he left the Sunday Times, Ian Fleming said, ‘In all these years we have had great fun working together’. He had been a great Foreign News Manager; perhaps only Sid Mason of Reuters attracted such devotion from foreign correspondents in the field. With a sense for detail, an enthusiasm which believed anything was possible, he showed an enormous and sympathetic interest in the lives and problems of the journalists who worked for him round the world, whether they were staff men or stringers. 

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