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Writers I

Ian Fleming

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Ian Fleming (1908-1964) was an English suspense-fiction novelist and journalist, most eulogised as the author of James Bond; he wrote twelve James Bond novels as well as collections of short stories. In addition to these revered works – many of which have been turned in to successful films such as Dr No, Goldfinger and Thunderball – Fleming was also the author of well-known children's story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. The Times ranked Ian Fleming 14th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers”. 

Italo Svevo

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Actually the pen name of Aron Ettore Schmitz (1861-1928), Svevo was an Italian writer, novelist, playwright and short story writer; he was renowned throughout Italy for his psychological novels such as A Life, Zeno’s Conscience, A Perfect Hoax and The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl. Svevo was also a close friend of the famous Irish author, James Joyce.

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