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David Leigh

I've been a James Bond fan since I was 8 years old when I simultaneously read Casino Royale and bought an Corgi Aston Martin DB5. I've been running The James Bond Dossier under a variety of names since 2002, having settled on the current domain in 2004. Today there are a variety of authors contributing to the website and as well as writing articles and news items I act as editor. You can also find me on .


Collecting 007: Frank Herbert

July 27th, 2016 by

Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert talks about his Bond collection. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? 1964 Goldfinger. What’s your favourite item in your collection and why? It’s hard to pick one, I have a few small screen-used props, some older items, posters from Evinrude Motors connecting Thunderball and Live And Let Die, […]

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Celebrating the 35th anniversary of For Your Eyes Only in Cortina d’Ampezzo

July 26th, 2016 by


At the beginning of July the Swiss and German James Bond clubs got together for a weekend in Cortina D’Ampezzo to celebrate the 35th anniversary of For Your Eyes Only. The event was attended by special guests John Moreno (Luigi Ferrara), John Wyman (Erich Kriegler) and legendary stunt driver Rémy Julienne, responsible for the Citroen 2CV stunts. The […]

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Collecting 007: Bruce Allen

July 20th, 2016 by


Bruce Allen shares his love for Ian Fleming’s books. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? I was probably around 10 when I started recognizing the James Bond character in the movies. In my earlier teens, I was poking around my great-grandfather’s second-hand paperback bookstore which he ran from his […]

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Next Young Bond cover revealed

July 18th, 2016 by

Strike Lightning

The cover the the next Young Bond novel has now been revealed on Amazon. Steve Cole’s third Young Bond book, Strike Lightning, is due to be published by Doubleday Childrens on 1st September and in the UK will be available as a special edition signed hardback, as well as paperback and Kindle. In the United States the book […]

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Dynamite to release Casino Royale comic book adaptation

July 18th, 2016 by

Casino Royale comic adaptation

Dynamite Entertainment is to release a comic book adaptation of Casino Royale in November. The comic is adapted from Ian Fleming’s first novel by  Van Jensen and drawn by Matthew Southworth and will exist in a separate universe from the Warren Ellis-penned comics, also published by Dynamite. At the time of Dynamite announcing its Bond comics the company […]

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00 Sailin’ Three: Bond locations cruise November 2016

July 14th, 2016 by

OO Sailin' Three

Anyone wanting to visit locations from Casino Royale, Thunderball, Dr No and Live and Let Die should check out 00 Sailin’ Three, a weeklong cruise in late November/early December 2016. Check out details of 00 Sailin’ Three here The cruise is from Sunday 27th November to Saturday 3rd December 2016, with themed events in Miami on 26th November for early arrivals. According to […]

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Collecting 007: Matt Sherman

July 13th, 2016 by


Matt Sherman tells us how The Spy Who Loved Me led to him collecting all things Bond. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? At age 8, I remember my parents discussing whether I ought to see The Spy Who Loved Me in theatres. We went and the double entendres […]

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Anniversary of ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ première [1977]

July 7th, 2016 by


Roger Moore’s third outing as 007 was The Spy Who Loved Me, which featured the Lotus Esprit dubbed “Wet Nellie”. The movie was premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 7th July 1977.

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Collecting 007: Nicolás Suszczyk

July 6th, 2016 by

Nicolás Suszczyk

Nicolás Suszczyk from Argentina shares how Goldeneye introduced him to James Bond and how he went on to became a collector. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? January 1998. I saw a billboard announcing the TV premiere of GoldenEye. They used the image of Pierce Brosnan in black tux and […]

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Anniversary of ‘Live And Let Die’ première [1973]

July 6th, 2016 by


The Live And Let Die world première took place on 6th July 1973 at the Odeon Leicester Square, nine days after it had opened in the United States.

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