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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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The Man With The Golden Gun: Food & Drink from the novel

March 6th, 2023 by

An in-depth look at the food and drink from in Ian Fleming’s final novel. Ian Fleming’s final novel picks up with James Bond’s return to his homeland after being brainwashed by the Russians. You Only Live Twice ended with Bond heading for Vladivostok after suffering amnesia and presumed dead. After suddenly reappearing in London he gets […]

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Censorship Debunked

March 1st, 2023 by

Robert J Binney weighs in on the controversy over updating Ian Fleming’s texts. At least they’re being talked about. Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl have both been in the headlines over cries of their material being “censored”; I don’t need to repeat the news. Despite the similarities of the stories, the issues – and the […]

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Bond at 70: Revisiting Casino Royale

February 28th, 2023 by

Susan Tailby revisits the first James Bond book and is surprised to find she mainly enjoys it. A Woman Reads Bond I read Casino Royale once before and naively had a culture shock – it felt so different from the film. I really didn’t get or like the trussing up of kidnapped Vesper in her […]

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