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Matthew Parker


Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker is the author of three previous nonfiction books: MONTE CASSINO: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II; the Los Angeles Times bestseller PANAMA FEVER, which was one of the Washington Post’s Best Books of the Year; and THE SUGAR BARONS, which was an Economist Book of the Year. He lives in England.

Books by Matthew Parker

by Matthew Parker - Biography, Nonfiction

For two months every year, from 1946 to his death 18 years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s stunning north coast. All the James Bond novels were written here. This book explores the huge influence of Jamaica on the creation of Fleming’s iconic post-war hero and traces his relationship with the land and the people of Jamaica.