About the Author
After Kingsley Amis John Gardner was the next writer to be asked by Glidrose (now IFPL) to write further adventures of James Bond. He wrote, like Fleming, fourteen Bond books, plus novelisations of the films GoldenEye and Licence to Kill, from 1981 to 1996. Before becoming an author of fiction in the early 1960s John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer, a journalist and, for a short time, a priest in the Church of England. In all, Gardner had fifty-five novels to his credit - many of them best-sellers - before he died in August 2007. For more information about John Gardner and his non-Bond works, visit his own website at www.john-gardner.com.
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