James Bond. Ian Fleming introduced Bond in his novel Casino Royal which was first published in 1953. Ian Fleming was born May 28, 1908 and educated at Eton Collage and then the military academy, Sandhurst. He worked with the well-known news agency Reuters and later as the foreign manager of a newspaper combine. Among his other Bond novels are Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Successful James Bond films, often seen on television today, are Dr No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, and Thunderball.
Young readers know Ian Fleming best as the author of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, the amazing automobile which can fly and turn itself into a hovercraft. It is the brain-child of a brilliant inventor, Commander Caractacus Potts. One of his other clever ideas is sweets that whistle. Fleming died August 12, 1964.