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Live And Let Die novel

March 14th, 2017 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 5th April 1954 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Kenneth Lewis Contents What we say Locations Friends & foes Brands Food & drink Buy online 1954 saw the publication of Live And Let Die, set in the US and Fleming’s second home of Jamaica. Full of imagination, it saw a change of pace from […]

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The Brother that Bothers

February 22nd, 2017 by

Guest writer Nicolás Suszczyk revisits SPECTRE and looks at the relationship between 007 and a rebooted Blofeld. More than a year has passed since SPECTRE, the latest James Bond film, was released. To many people it was fantastic; tough to some others it was rather disappointing. Bond fans didn’t reach the consensus of – let’s […]

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Books on James Bond:
7 must-haves for your collection

February 16th, 2017 by

A look at the best books on James Bond published from the 1960s right up to the modern day. Over the years many books covering a variety of aspects of the James Bond phenomenon have been published. Over the years I’ve gradually added many of these to my library, some paid for with my own […]

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About The James Bond Dossier

February 3rd, 2017 by

Me at the James Bond exhibition at the Science Museum in London in 2003

Welcome to The James Bond Dossier. My name is David Leigh and I’ve been running the site since 2002. I still remember my first contact with James Bond when I was a kid. Maybe it’s something like your own experience. My introduction to 007 I was about 8 and a friend took his latest toy […]

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Video: On location in Lisbon

November 22nd, 2016 by

I just got back from a short visit to Lisbon in Portugal. I had a fantastic time there and although the trip was short and sweet, managed to get to see one location from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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Casino Royale after 10 years

November 15th, 2016 by

In the week of Casino Royale’s 10th anniversary we take a look at how the 21st Bond film came into being and the introduction of Daniel Craig as 007. After Die Another Day (2002) there can have been few who believed that Pierce Brosnan wouldn’t return for a fifth outing as 007. Today the film is […]

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Casino Royale: remembering the Royal World Premiere

November 14th, 2016 by

Hard as it is to believe, today marks the tenth anniversary of Casino Royale’s Leicester Square premiere. Here I revisit my experience of that day. The world premiere of any Bond film is a huge event. However, with a new actor playing 007 and a change in direction for the series, there was a huge […]

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Bond takes on Nürburgring

August 2nd, 2016 by

While the films had only a simple alteration in the chronological continuity in 2006 with the reboot given by Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, the novels’ continuity after Raymond Benson stopped writing for the Ian Fleming estate has been more irregular. In 2008, to celebrate Ian Fleming’s centenary, we had Sebastian Faulks […]

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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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Casino Royale, a love story

June 28th, 2016 by

Beyond the great dosage of espionage, death and violence that conforms it, Casino Royale is essentially a love story, and not in the corny way of the word. Not in vain, one of the novel’s chapters (and the book’s tagline) was titled “A whisper of love, a whisper of hate”. And throughout the 2006 film […]

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