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First edition James Bond books: a collector’s guide to finding and evaluating

March 15th, 2024 by

A guide to get you started finding and appraising first edition James Bond books. In the world of literary collectibles, few names stir as much excitement and allure as James Bond. Created by Ian Fleming, this quintessential spy has not only captured the imagination of readers worldwide but has also established a significant presence in […]

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The complete James Bond literary series

March 5th, 2024 by

Every single book by every author in the expanded James Bond literary series. James Bond is a name that echoes through the world of fiction, capturing the hearts of readers for decades. Created by Ian Fleming, a man with real-life experience in the world of espionage, James Bond 007 came to life in the 1953 […]

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The origin of James Bond: unveiling the history behind 007

February 21st, 2024 by

While the films enjoy widespread popularity, many are unaware of the literary origin of James Bond. In the pantheon of literary and cinematic heroes, few figures are as iconic or enduring as James Bond. Agent 007, with his suave demeanour, penchant for luxury, and unflappable courage in the face of danger, has captivated the imagination […]

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The James Bond “NATO” strap

November 3rd, 2023 by

Sean Connery debuted the so-called “James Bond NATO strap” in Goldfinger. Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about stepping into the shoes of the world’s most iconic spy, James Bond? There’s something undeniably stylish and timeless about the way he carries himself, from his impeccable tuxedos to his choice of accessories. If you’re on a […]

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The James Bond Chord: the signature sound of 007 and how to play it

October 24th, 2023 by

We explore the power of a single chord to define a world of suave sophistication, danger, and intrigue – the enigmatic James Bond chord. In music, certain chord structures are synonymous with specific moods, places, or even characters. Few examples exemplify this more remarkably than the so called “James Bond chord,” which immerses listeners in […]

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Hans Zimmer and partners acquire London’s iconic Maida Vale Studios from BBC

August 15th, 2023 by

Oscar-winning composer involved in buying historic recording studios. No Time to Die composer Hans Zimmer has joined forces with film producers Steven Kofsky, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner to purchase the historic Maida Vale Studios from the BBC. This iconic London venue, famed for hosting legendary musicians like The Beatles, David Bowie, and Beyoncé, has […]

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IFP announces new editions of 3 continuation novels

August 15th, 2023 by

The new editions will be published to coincide with Global James Bond Day. Ian Fleming Publications chose the anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death to announce new editions of three continuation novels published by the IFP imprint with new introductions. Penned by Kingsley Amis and first published under the pseudonym Robert Markham, Colonel Sun was the first […]

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Goldeneye, Jamaica, and James Bond

July 18th, 2023 by

Many Bond fans dream of staying at Goldeneye. Jamaica awaits – here’s what to expect! Check availability and pricing now: TripAdvisor | As the former home of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, Goldeneye has historical and cultural significance. This picturesque property, located near Oracabessa in Jamaica, served as Fleming’s winter retreat and was […]

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Exquisite resorts and iconic hideaways: the hotels of James Bond

June 22nd, 2023 by

Exotic locations are a highlight of any Bond film. Here we look at a selection of James Bond’s hotels. Among the many elements that contribute to the allure of the iconic James Bond franchise, the locations play as much a pivotal role as the heart-pounding action sequences. The films have the power to transport audiences to […]

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Last chance to get Blackwell Rum’s 007 limited edition

June 9th, 2023 by

The company has said no further batches of this superb rum will be produced so you should get your hands on a bottle while they are still available. Among the many drinks that featured in No Time to Die was a bottle of Blackwell Rum seen in Bond’s Jamaican house. The company was founded by Chris […]

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Tina Turner dies aged 83

May 25th, 2023 by

The singer died yesterday at her home in Switzerland at the age of 83, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of music. Born in Tennessee in 1939, Tina Turner began her career as a teenaged singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in the late 1950s. She rose to fame in the 1960s and […]

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Out today: On His Majesty’s Secret Service

May 4th, 2023 by

In the new book James Bond must counter a plot to disrupt the Coronation of King Charles III. Today marks the release of a new 007 adventure, On His Majesty’s Secret Service, just in time for King Charles III’s Coronation. Written by Charlie Higson, the bestselling author of the Young Bond series, the book promises […]

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Eva Green wins High Court case over unpaid $1m fee for unmade film

April 29th, 2023 by

Claims that Eva Green’s “unreasonable demands” derailed the film were dismissed by the judge. Former Bond girl Eva Green has won a lawsuit against White Lantern Film, which owed her a $1m fee for a sci-fi film that never got made. The company had claimed that Green’s “unreasonable demands” derailed the film, but the judge […]

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Cover of new 007 adventure by Charlie Higson revealed

April 20th, 2023 by

Ian Fleming Publications reveals the navy blue and gold cover design for Charlie Higson’s On His Majesty’s Secret Service Ian Fleming Publications has revealed the cover design for the upcoming James Bond adventure, On His Majesty’s Secret Service by Charlie Higson. The navy blue cover features gold lettering and is set to be released ahead of […]

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Denis Villeneuve favourite to direct Bond 26?

April 17th, 2023 by

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Dune director rumoured to be Eon’s top choice to direct Bond 26. Denis Villeneuve is the top choice for the next James Bond director, according to rumours reported here. The French-Canadian director is known to be a Bond fan and was in talks with Eon to direct what eventually became No Time to Die. He […]

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70 years of 007

April 13th, 2023 by

When Casino Royale was first published on 13th April 1953 no one could have predicted that James Bond would still be relevant 70 years later. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Casino Royale, the very first book in the James Bond series. Written by Ian Fleming – according to him to help […]

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The Folio Society releases 70th Anniversary Limited Edition of Casino Royale

April 11th, 2023 by

The luxury book publisher has printed just 750 copies of the special collector’s edition. Independent publisher The Folio Society have released a Limited Edition of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale to celebrate the book’s 70th anniversary. Produced in close collaboration with the Ian Fleming estate, only 750 copies will be printed. Each edition features new artwork by […]

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New James Bond adventure from Charlie Higson to mark Coronation

March 31st, 2023 by

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On His Majesty’s Secret Service to be published ahead of King Charles III Coronation, with proceeds going towards the National Literacy Trust. Exciting news for James Bond fans as Ian Fleming Publications announces a new 007 adventure, ‘On His Majesty’s Secret Service’, to be published in May ahead of King Charles III’s Coronation. Charlie Higson, […]

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Michelle Yeoh wins Best Actress Oscar

March 13th, 2023 by

The former Bond Girl is the first Asian to win the Best Actress category. All eyes were on the Oscars 2023 ceremony last night as showbiz stars from around the globe arrived at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. While the 007 franchise wasn’t directly represented one of the biggest moments of the night was when […]

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Topol dies aged 87

March 9th, 2023 by

The actor played Bond’s charismatic ally Colombo in For Your Eyes Only. It is with great sadness that we report the passing of the renowned actor Topol, who died at the age of 87. Born on 9th September 1935 in Tel Aviv, Topol was an immensely talented performer who achieved great success on stage and screen. […]

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