Ian Fleming

Anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death [1964]

August 12th, 2015 by

Ian Fleming blue plaque

James Bond’s creator, one time naval intelligence officer, journalist and author Ian Lancaster Fleming, died of a heart attack in the early hours of 12th August 1964, his only son’s birthday. After a lifetime of heavy drinking and smoking and a reluctance to cut down on the vices he so much enjoyed, Fleming collapsed after dining at […]

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Birthday of Ian Fleming [1908]

May 28th, 2015 by


Ian Fleming, wartime intelligence officer, journalist and creator of James Bond, was born in London on 28th May 1908.

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News of new Bond novel due on 28th May

May 20th, 2015 by


Crime writer Ian Rankin has tweeted a photo of a postcard he received that appears to suggest details of the new James Bond continuation novel will be released on 28th May: A mysterious postcard dropped through the letterbox… pic.twitter.com/COepiTsGOI — Ian Rankin (@Beathhigh) May 20, 2015 The date coincides with Ian Fleming’s birthday and it […]

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Anniversary of ‘Dr No’ publication in UK [1958]

March 31st, 2015 by

Dr No Covers

After nearly being killed at the end of From Russia With Love, M sends 007 to Jamaica on what he believes will be a holiday for the agent.

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Anniversary of ‘You Only Live Twice’ publication in UK [1964]

March 16th, 2015 by

You Only Live Twice Cover

After nearly being killed at the end of From Russia With Love, M sends 007 to Jamaica on what he believes will be a holiday for the agent.

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Fleming, Bond and Belly-Lick

January 27th, 2015 by


The Man With The Golden Gun finds James Bond in Beirut on the trail of Scaramanga after MI6 is unable to pin the murder of 002 on the highly paid hitman; as Miss Moneypenny tells 007, “they never found the bullet”. There Bond learns from Saida, a belly dancer, that after his colleague was shot in the neck she removed the bullet from […]

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Where James Bond was born [Telegraph]

December 1st, 2014 by


A Telegraph article discusses Carlyle Mansions in Chelsea, which it describes as  “London’s most literary house”. Ian Fleming lived there for a while, but so did many other authors. The title of the piece is a little misleading though as James Bond was definitely born in Jamaica, not London. You can read the full article below.

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Ian Fleming: on the trail of the Bond creator [Telegraph]

November 30th, 2014 by


Back in August the Telegraph’s travel section published an article with 14 locations associated with Ian Fleming. They range from his schools, including Eton, to his former flat in Ebury Street , Jamaica and Royal St. George’s Golf Club. Mind you, one of the locations is “Europe”, which is a bit on the vague side. Read it below.

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Unfilmed Bond: ‘From A View To A Kill’

November 13th, 2014 by

For Your Eyes Only

Before 007 appeared on the big screen Ian Fleming was involved in an aborted series for US television. When the project fell through many of the stories were reworked by Fleming  and published in the collection For Your Eyes Only.  At the beginning of last month Ian Fleming Publications announced a new James Bond novel to be written […]

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: the cold shower

October 29th, 2014 by

The Cold Shower

It can be a bit of a shock at first but there are a variety of benefits to following James Bond’s example and regularly taking a cold shower. Let’s take a look at them below. A couple of weeks ago, in Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day, I […]

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