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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 since 2002 and today there are a variety of authors contributing to the website.


Happy Christmas

January 26th, 2022 by

Happy Christmas everyone! I’m taking some time off over the holidays and will be back in the New Year. Stay safe! David

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Welcome (and what’s coming)

January 26th, 2022 by

Welcome to the Patreon page for The James Bond Dossier! First I’d like to thank the two of you who have taken the giant leap of signing up as patrons of this page – it really does mean a lot. In January 2022 The James Bond Dossier will have been running for 20 years, which […]

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Bear, Teddy Bear. I did NOT see this coming!

January 17th, 2022 by

I know 2022 is still young but I’m fairly certain you’ve had it drummed into by now that this year marks the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film series from Eon Productions/MGM. And, with the franchise owners increasing appetite to capitalise on the films through official merchandise via the 007 Store you might expect […]

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20 years of The James Bond Dossier

January 10th, 2022 by

It’s quite incredible to think that in the year that the James Bond movies celebrate their 60th anniversary this website has been online for 20 years.┬áThe site was first launched on a subdomain sometime in January 2002 although the exact date is lost in the sands of time. For the first few years it was […]

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January newsletter out next week

January 3rd, 2022 by

Happy New Year to you, loyal reader! We can only hope that in 2022 things start to return to some kind of pre-pandemic normality. In case you are looking out for the newsletter, this month it will be going out a week late on 11th January. If you’re not currently subscribed you can join here. […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0114: Happy New Year

January 1st, 2022 by

2021 was a huge year for Bond fans with the eventual release of No Time To Die, but what were the other highlights of the past 12 months? We turn to our friends from around the world to look back on 2021 and also pick out what they are most looking forward to in 2022.

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Happy Christmas from The James Bond Dossier

December 25th, 2021 by

Wherever you are in the world, have a great day and celebrate 007 style! I know – I hate that song too, but it’s the only Christmas song to appear on a Bond soundtrack. If you’d like to read more about how James Bond spent Christmas Day in the book On Her Majesty’s Secret Service […]

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OHMSS: Food & drink from the novel: Part 5 – Wedding plans

December 23rd, 2021 by

The assault on Piz Gloria is a tough operation and a long night for Bond, who gets rather battered and bruised. After pursuing Blofeld on the bobsleigh run he makes his way to Zurich where he arrives on the doorstep of the Head of Station Z at two in the morning. This is the fifth […]

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Which book should you read first?

December 20th, 2021 by

Sometimes people ask me what book they should start with in the Bond series. My answer? It depends. Ideally I’d say get hold of a copy of Casino Royale and work your way through the rest in chronological order. But that’s not how I read the books the first time. I did start at the […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0112: Watchalong with Casino Royale 1954

December 18th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Join us as we watch 1954’s live television production of Casino Royale together as a group experience. James Bond is American, Leiter is British, Vesper and Mathis are combined into one character, and the story of Casino Royale is […]

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