Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming was born in Earth Monkey - Mou Shen Year of the 60-year Cycle of the Chinese Zodiac

Fleming was born on May 28, 1908 in May Fair, London, England is your favorite James Bond author. He started writing while in Kitzbuhel, Austria schools. Fleming was hired by the news agency Reuters as a journalist. He was conscripted into British Naval Intelligence and quickly reached the rank of Commander. After the war Fleming retired to the island of Jamaica and built a house he called Goldeneye. While in Jamaica Fleming decided to write full time and created British Secret Service agent James Bond. He spend the rest of his life traveling around the world and giving Bond new adventures. As his Bond character and books were reaching popularity Fleming suffered from ailing health. He died of a heart attack in England at the young age of 56. The most extensive collection of Fleming?€™s novels is in the Lilly Library, Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. Beginning with Dr. No in 1962 Fleming?€™s James Bond novels and story elements were the basis for the Bond Films. The latest film, Skyfall continues the saga of James Bond and fans eagerly watch for more movies and adventures featuring Bond. Fleming named his spy after an ornithologist from Philadelphia and his Bond character is vaguely modeled in the manner of Merlin Minshall who worked for Fleming during WWII as a spy. Fleming was married to Anne Geraldine Charteris from March 1952 until his death on August 12, 1964. They had one child.
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