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Ian Fleming Biography

The Real Reason Ian Fleming Wrote 'Casino Royale'

Andrew Lycett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Andrew Lycett

Driven by a desire to impress his wife and by fraternal competitiveness, Ian settled down in Goldeneye to write "Casino Royale." The fictional venue in Northern France and the gambling ambience reflected his pre-war days as a playboy bachelor.

Ian Fleming: The Real Life Behind Cinema's James Bond

Steve Karras | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

It's not exactly clear if the character of James Bond was Fleming's idealized image of himself or a composite of people he came across during the war. There are, however, certain tastes and characteristics shared by the character and Fleming.