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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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No Time to Die

February 23rd, 2023 by

The film that was eventually to be titled No Time to Die experienced a rocky path from the start. Initially Daniel Craig was reluctant to reprise the role of James Bond but once he agreed to return things got into motion. However, a change of directors initially led to the film being delayed from late […]

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The Vesper story arc: Shooting down the official narrative

February 20th, 2023 by

The strands of Vesper Lynd’s story throughout the Daniel Craig era were very much an afterthought. The character of Vesper Lynd was introduced in Casino Royale released in 2006. She is a treasury agent tasked to supervise James Bond’s use of funds in his high-stakes poker game against the villain Le Chiffre. Vesper is apprehensive […]

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Review: 007 #4 from Dynamite

January 31st, 2023 by

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

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Review: 007 #3 from Dynamite

January 2nd, 2023 by

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

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