The Man Who Saved Britain

The Man Who Saved Britain

By: Simon Winder (author)eBook
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‘This is a brilliant look at the British Empire, and its fall, as reflected in the gadget-filled, babe-bagging, martini-swilling, world-saving career of James Bond. It’s utterly unique. Sly, funny, occasionally sad, a wild mix of cultural history, film criticism, and memoir in which the author, trying to fathom the disorienting collapse of his parents’ world, finds the key in the somewhat daft (Winder’s word) creation of Ian Fleming. It burns from beginning to end’ Rich Cohen, author of Sweet and Low ‘Winder pulls it off with fizzing enjoyment . . . His talent for pitch-perfect depreciative comedy fully justifies this aim. When he’s not Swift, he’s Twain’ Sunday Telegraph ‘A book of eccentric brilliance that covers everything from Jamaica as lieu de memoire to the sexual magnetism of General Nasser’ Times Literary Supplement ‘A hilarious blend of cultural history, biography and memoir’ Guardian ‘An entertaining yomp through the literary and cinematic heartland of James Bond country’ Sunday Times ‘A diverting book of true fanaticism’ Metro ‘Almost ridiculously enjoyable’ New Statesman

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  • publication date: 22/03/2012
  • ID: 9780330532143
  • book language: en
  • publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • publisher imprint: Picador

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