Happy Birthday, Ian Fleming!

You probably can associate “Ian Fleming” with “James Bond.” At very least you could nod and pretend you knew it when I tell you he’s the author.

What else do you know about the creator of our famed British spy? I’ve recently realized I know very little about the man, so I added a biography to my reading queue. But here are some things I know, that you should, too.

  • He owned a house in Jamaica, which he named Goldeneye.
  • He was only 56 when he died. That was just two years after the first time Bond hit the big screen. Two of his Bond works were published posthumously.
  • He wrote Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang.
  • Bow ties were his embellishment of choice.
  • JKF was a particular fan of Fleming.
  • He was a journalist, stockbroker, and Navy man.
  • He was born on this date in 1908.

Happy Birthday, Ian!


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s