Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming (Strix) | First Editions

1907 - 1971

Robert Peter Fleming, OBE (31 May 1907 – 18 August 1971) was an accomplished British adventurer and travel writer. He published numerous non-fiction works, as well as fiction. In his journlistic career, Fleming was a special correspondent for The Times and often wrote under the pen-name "Strix" (Latin for "screech owl"); he was also an essayist for The Spectator. Peter Fleming was the elder brother of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond.

Fleming's achievements are celebrated in the Peter Fleming Award, worth £9,000, which is given by the Royal Geographic Society to a "research project that seeks to advance geographical science".

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