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Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story

September 10th, 2021 by

A look at the new documentary discussing the highs and lows of Daniel Craig’s time as 007. With the marketing cogs for No Time to Die once again back in motion Eon and MGM have treated fans with a documentary looking at Daniel Craig’s career as Bond. While the days to the premiere tick down […]

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No Time to Die set for $500 million box office

August 25th, 2021 by

Takings for other films released during pandemic show the difficulties the 25th Bond film will have at the box office.

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Anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death [1964]

August 12th, 2021 by

James Bond’s creator, one time naval intelligence officer, journalist and author Ian Lancaster Fleming, died of a heart attack in the early hours of 12th August 1964, his only son’s birthday. After a lifetime of heavy drinking and smoking and a reluctance to cut down on the vices he so much enjoyed, Fleming collapsed after dining at […]

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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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