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The Man with the Golden Gun

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1 - 'Can I Help You?'
2 - Attentat!
3 - 'Pistols' Scaramanga
5 - No. 3 -1/2 Love Lane
6 - The Easy Grand
7 - Un-?real Estate
8 - Pass the Canapes!
10 - Belly-?Lick, etc.
11 - Ballcock, and Other, Trouble
12 - In a Glass, Very Darkly
13 - Hear the Train Blow!
14 - The Great Morass
15 - Crab-?meat
17 - Endit
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1988
 James Bond*
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A series a spy thrillers written by Ian Fleming in the mid-20th Century that went on to become a somewhat successful movie franchise.

1) Casino Royale
2) Live and Let Die
3) Moonraker
4) Diamonds Are Forever
5) From Russia, with Love
6) Doctor No
7) Goldfinger
8) For Your Eyes Only
9) Thunderball
10) The Spy Who Loved Me
11) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
12) You Only Live Twice
13) The Man with the Golden Gun
14) Octopussy and The Living Daylights
The Secret Service holds much that is kept secret even from very senior officers in the organization.
May contain spoilers
For James Bond, the same view would always pall.
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Extract (may contain spoilers)
Again Scaramanga dodged the sneer. He said, 'You carry a gun?'

'Of course. You don't go after the Rastas without one.'

'What kind of a gun?'

'Walther PPK. Seven sixty-five millimetre.'

'Yes, that's a stopper all right.' Scaramanga turned towards the counter. 'Hey, cool cat. Couple of Red Stripes, if you're in business again.' He turned back and the blank eyes looked hard at Bond. 'What's your next job?'

'Don't know. I'll have to contact London and find out if they've got any other problems in the area. But I'm in no hurry. I work for them more or less on a free-lance basis. Why? Any suggestions?'

The other man sat quiet while Tiffy came out from behind the counter. She came over to the table and placed the tin tray with the bottles and glasses in front of Bond. She didn't look at Scaramanga. Scaramanga uttered a harsh bark of laughter. He reached inside his coat and took out all alligator-skin billfold. He extracted a hundred-dollar bill and threw it on the table. 'No hard feelings, cool cat. You'd be okay if you didn't always keep your legs together. Go buy yourself some more birds with that. I like to have smiling people around me.'

Tiffy picked up the bill. She said, 'Thanks, mister. You'd be surprised what I'm going to spend your money on.' She gave him a long, hard look and turned on her heel.

 

Added: 19-May-2017
Last Updated: 19-Nov-2019

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Cir 01-Jan-2010
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Language:
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Author(s)

Ian Fleming  
Birth: 28 May 1908 Mayfair, London, England, UK
Death: 12 Aug 1964 Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

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From the e-Book of Octopussy and the Living Daylights:

IAN FLEMING was born in London on May 28, 1908. He was educated at Eton College and later spent a formative period studying languages in Europe. His first job was with Reuters News Agency where a Moscow posting gave him firsthand experience with what would become his literary bête noire—the Soviet Union. During World War II he served as Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence and played a key role in Allied espionage operations.

After the war he worked as foreign manager of the Sunday Times, a job that allowed him to spend two months each year in Jamaica. Here, in 1952, at his home “Goldeneye,” he wrote a book called Casino Royale—and James Bond was born. The first print run sold out within a month. For the next twelve years Fleming produced a novel a year featuring Special Agent 007, the most famous spy of the century. His travels, interests, and wartime experience lent authority to everything he wrote. Raymond Chandler described him as “the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England.” Sales soared when President Kennedy named the fifth title, From Russia With Love, one of his favorite books. The Bond novels have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide, boosted by the hugely successful film franchise that began in 1962 with the release of Dr No.

He married Anne Rothermere in 1952. His story about a magical car, written in 1961 for their only son, Caspar, went on to become the well-loved novel and film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Fleming died of heart failure on August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.

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