The Spy Who Loved Me: Food and drink from the novel

June 16th, 2021 by

Although the book is short on food, drink, and 007 himself, it does at least include James Bond’s staple dish. The Spy Who Loved Me is unlike any other of Ian Fleming’s other James Bond adventures in one important respect. It is written from the point of view of the French-Canadian female protagonist, Vivienne Michel. […]

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A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2021 by

Today marks the anniversary of the birth Ian Fleming, the author who introduced the world to James Bond in Casino Royale and went on to write a total of fourteen James Bond books. Born in Mayfair on 28 May 1908, during the war Fleming excelled as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. In this capacity he […]

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Review: James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #2 from Dynamite

May 25th, 2021 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 2 of Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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Review: Role of Honour

April 28th, 2021 by

The next of John Gardner’s continuation novels looked at by Kathryn Smith is Role of Honour. 

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Review: James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #1 from Dynamite

April 20th, 2021 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 1 of Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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Thunderball: Food and drink from the novel

April 6th, 2021 by

At the start of Thunderball we find a badly hungover James Bond. The previous night while playing bridge he had downed a total of eleven whisky and sodas and, blaming it firmly on that last drink, lost heavily. After downing two Phensics he reaches for the Eno when the phone in his bedroom rings. It’s […]

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James Bond’s sunglasses

March 16th, 2021 by

Sunglasses are an easy addition to the collection of anyone inspired by James Bond’s sense of style. Here we look at the brands worn by 007 in the films. Sunglasses barely feature in Ian Fleming’s books at all. And even in the film series it was only recently when Bond began to wear sunglasses regularly.  […]

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James Bond’s cars in the Daniel Craig era

March 9th, 2021 by

A look at the cars used in Daniel Craig’s four Bond movies released to date and a preview of what is coming in No Time to Die. One important ingredient of the James Bond formula has always been the cars. Ever since 007 existed he has been associated with one automotive marque or another. In […]

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The books of No Time to Die

January 15th, 2021 by

In the trailer released back at the beginning of December 2019 we get a glimpse of James Bond’s house in Jamaica. It is interesting to see Bond’s home again though and how he lives post retirement from active service. When Nomi pays him a visit we see Bond standing beside a counter on which is […]

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Happy Christmas from The James Bond Dossier

December 25th, 2020 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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