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Mission Report: Goldeneye – part 2

June 8th, 2023 by

The second instalment of Darryl Marsch’s report on his recent assignment to Goldeneye Resort.  Read part 1 of this series The next morning, we returned and breakfasted on ackee and salt fish, which may be the national dish of Jamaica. It was a favorite of Fleming’s, and I speculate so because it tastes of spicy […]

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Mission Report: Goldeneye – part 1

May 31st, 2023 by

Darryl Marsch reports on his recent assignment to Goldeneye Resort in Jamaica.  The Boeing 737-800 touched down at Sangster International Airport at precisely 2:17 p.m., local time. My eyes glanced away from the dark-brown dial of my Seamaster Diver and fixed on the azure-blue sky above Montego Bay that peeked between the airport’s boxy terminal […]

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A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2023 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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For Your Eyes Only: Roger Moore’s Spiritual Exercise

May 19th, 2023 by

Eoghan Lyng looks at the film he considers to be Roger Moore’s finest. By 1979, the James Bond had become cliché. Whether it was Sean Connery or Roger Moore in the tux, the series had become a revolving door of martinis, mirth and innuendo, delving between brilliant and balderdash in equal measure. In one entry, […]

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James Bond’s cars: the Daniel Craig era

May 5th, 2023 by

A look at the cars from Daniel Craig’s run of five James Bond movies. Cars have always been an essential ingredient of the James Bond formula, and ever since he existed Bond has been associated with one automotive marque or another. In the books it was Bentley, although he also drove an Aston Martin DB Mk […]

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Review: 007 #6 from Dynamite

April 18th, 2023 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the sixth and final issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007!

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007 at 70: Anniversary launch at the London Library

April 15th, 2023 by

Edward Biddulph attends book launch at the London Library marking the 70th anniversary of Casino Royale. The London Library was the sumptuous setting for a double-O celebration of Ian Fleming and James Bond, organised by Ian Fleming Publications. The event was a double celebration, because, held on 13th April, it marked the 70th anniversary to […]

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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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Review: 007 #5 from Dynamite

March 14th, 2023 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the fifth issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007! 007 has chosen his side. Is he loyal to His Majesty or Myrmidon? Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Marco Finnegan Colours: Dearbhla Kelly Letters: Jeff Eckleberry Main Cover: Tommy Lee Edwards Packager & Editor: Nathan Cosby Amazon UK | Amazon.com Plot One week […]

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Octopussy & The Living Daylights: Food and Drink from the book

March 6th, 2023 by

A deep dive into the food and drink from Ian Fleming’s final book, published posthumously in 1966. The last of Ian Fleming’s books is Octopussy & The Living Daylights. Originally it contained two short stories but a third was added for the paperback edition and a fourth included added to more recent editions. Three of […]

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