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  • Published: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099576877
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

Moonraker




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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SUSAN HILL‘For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth’He’s a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero, in Ian Fleming’s third 007 adventure.

  • Published: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099576877
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. His first job was at Reuters news agency after which he worked briefly as a stockbroker before working in Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. His first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and was an instant success. Fleming went on to write twelve other Bond books as well as two works of non-fiction and the children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Bond books have sold over sixty million copies and earned praise from figures such as Raymond Chandler who called Fleming ‘the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England’ and President Kennedy who named From Russia with Love as one of his favourite books. The books inspired a hugely successful series of film adaptations which began in 1961 with the release of Dr No, starring Sean Connery as 007. Fleming was married to Anne Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.

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Praise for Moonraker

Irresistibly readable

Observer

Fleming is splendid; he stops at nothing

New Statesman

I don’t know anyone who writes about gambling more vividly than Fleming

New York Times

A series of blood-curding and incredible excitements…I couldn’t put the book down until it was finished

Telegraph

One of the most accomplished of thriller-writers... Moonraker is as mercilessly readable as all the rest

Listener

Moonraker scores with brilliant exploitation of M at the dinner at Blades, and the splendid bridge trap set by Bond to catch the infamous crypto-Nazi, Sir Hugo Drax. Drax is by far the best characterised of all Bond's villains

Observer

Moonraker is pretty awesome

Michael Chabon, New York Times

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