Ian Fleming

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

March 31st, 2015 by

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Episode 3 of ‘Thrilling Cities’ now available on BBC website

October 27th, 2014 by

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The final episode from the BBC’s three part serialisation of some of Ian Fleming’s Sunday Times travelogue and book, Thrilling Cities, is now available to listen to on the BBC website. Following on from Tokyo and Hong Kong, episode three moves from the Far East to the United States, where Fleming visited Chicago and New […]

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Episode 2 of ‘Thrilling Cities’ now available on BBC website

October 19th, 2014 by

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The BBC has uploaded episode 2 of its three part serialisation of some of the cities described by Ian Fleming in his Sunday Times series and later book, Thrilling Cities. After covering Hong Kong in the first episode, this week’s episode takes a look at Tokyo from the unique perspective of the creator of 007. […]

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day

October 16th, 2014 by

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Despite all the hard drinking, heaving smoking and rich foods eaten by James Bond, he is still required to maintain a high level of fitness for his missions. Below you’ll learn how he stays fit and what we can learn from 007 to increase our own fitness. 007’s fitness routine Although Ian Fleming doesn’t provide much in the […]

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