MAN WHO SAVED BRITAIN


MAN WHO SAVED BRITAIN

SIMON WINDER    Book Number: 74393    Product format: Paperback

Bond's creator, Ian Fleming, had found excitement and purpose in the War, and felt stifled by a traumatised Britain whose self-image as a great power had just been shattered. He invented a magical parallel world of secret British greatness and glamour, and fabricated an icon that has endured long past its maker's death - Bond, James Bond. In an insightful and above all entertaining exploration of post-War Britain under the palliative influence of the legendary Agent 007, the author recreates the nadirs and humiliations of fan-dom, revealing en route his encyclopedic knowledge of Bond's martini-shaking, babe-pulling, gadget-filled world, while at the same time illuminating what Bond's evolution says about the Conservative movement, sex, the monarchy, food, class and attitudes towards America. 302pp in paperback.
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