Ian Fleming was an author who was a native of England. He is best known as the author of the James Bond spy novels. His novels, two of which were published posthumously, are ranked among best-selling fictional books of all time. Fleming was also the author of the children’s book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in the Mayfair district of London in 1908. Having been educated at Eton College he later studied at the military academy at Sandhurst. During World War II he became a high-ranking British naval intelligence officer. It is felt that his work in intelligence provided a lot of the background for his James Bond novels.
After the war Fleming worked in the newspaper industry before writing his first novel, Casino Royale in 1953. He went on to write fifteen more Bond novels and one novel for children. His novels have been made into successful movies. The hero, Bond has been portrayed by actors such as Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan.
Ian Fleming, best known as the author of the James Bond spy novels was born in the year 1908 On This Day.
Sean Connery as James Bond