Ian Lancaster Fleming was born on 28th
May 1908 in London, England. His father Major Valentine
Fleming, a Conservative MP, was killed in the first World
War. He was raised through his teenage years by his mother,
Evelyn St. Croix Fleming.
In 1929, at the age of 23, Fleming worked as a journalist
in Moscow for four years,
and later returned to England in 1935 when he took a job
as a stock broker in London.
World War II broke out in 1939 and thrust Fleming into
the military. When the war ended, Fleming left British
Navel Intelligence at the rank of Commander and joined
Kemsley Newspapers until 1959.
Fleming's first published novel was a mundane guidebook
for foreign correspondents. In 1952 Fleming married Lady
Anne Rothmere in Jamaica, and started work on his first
James Bond novel in his house "GoldenEye". Casino
Royale was published in 1953 and was loosely based on a
real life experience Fleming had during the war, where he
lost a large some of money gambling in Lisbon during the
MI6 Ian Fleming biography
Author: Ian Fleming
Published: 1953 to 1966