Matthew Parker's new biography about Ian Fleming's Jamaica, Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born, has received a positive review from Robert McCrum in The Observer. "Fleming, for whom 'all history is sex and violence', took every inspiration from Jamaica. Matthew Parker does not replace two excellent, competing Fleming biographers, John Pearson and Andrew Lycett, but his account of the role Goldeneye played in the evolution of 007 is persuasive, well-researched and entertaining. Parker describes very well how this outpost of empire supplied Fleming with the perfect cocktail of old-fashioned British law, order and imperial restraint mixed with danger, sensuality and exotic excitements: the same combination, indeed, that made the Bond novels so successful." Read the full review here. A hardcover edition of Goldeneye was released in the UK on August 14th by Hutchinson. The US hardcover and eBook editions will follow on March 15th, 2015. My first edition has arrived and I look forward to diving in and sharing my thoughts soon. Meet me underneath the mango tree!
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