James Bond books

The Diamond Smugglers

January 24th, 2011 by

The Diamond Smugglers is an investigation by Ian Fleming of diamond smuggling operations out of South Africa. Originally written as a series of articles in the Sunday Times, the book expanded upon the original material and was first published in 1957.

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Quantum of Solace

January 24th, 2011 by

All Ian Fleming’s short stories are collected on one volume, entitled Quantum of Solace. For the first time the stories from For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy & The Living Daylights are found within the covers of a single volume. You can order it from the outlets below: Amazon UK Amazon US

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Octopussy & The Living Daylights

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 23rd June 1966 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping This book is a collection of previously published short stories. The first, Octopussy, is a conversation between Bond and a treacherous retired Royal Marine Major. The Major, living in Jamaica and seriously ill, is clearly based on Fleming himself, in fragile health when […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 1st April 1965 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping When Ian Fleming died in August 1964 there remained an unpublished manuscript, which was examined and thought to be exceptionally weak. Before he died, Fleming had raised concerns about the quality of what he had written. The manuscript was edited by Kingsley Amis […]

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You Only Live Twice

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 26th March 1964 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping Best read after Thunderball and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the reader finds Bond with a personal score to settle with Blofeld after being widowed on his wedding day. With his life in tatters after Tracy was killed by Blofeld at the end […]

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 1st April 1963 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping This time not only does Bond get the girl, but he marries her too. Marking the second book of a trilogy, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is best read after Thunderball. The story starts in Royale-les-Eaux with Bond saving a girl from drowning […]

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The Spy Who Loved Me

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 16th April 1962 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping Following the original publication of the book, Fleming ordered that it not be released as a paperback. On first reading it is disappointing, as Fleming takes the radical approach of writing the book from the perspective of the heroine of the book. Bond […]

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Thunderball

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 26th March 1956 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Pat Marriott Fleming had been working with Kevin McClory and Jack Whittingham on a film project, and when it fell through Fleming turned the material he had into Thunderball. Once published he found himself in court and subsequently lost the case in favour of McClory […]

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For Your Eyes Only

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 11th April 1960 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping Food & drink For Your Eyes Only marked Fleming’s first deviation from the traditional Bond formula, with a series of five short stories. Prior to the book, Fleming had been involved in a project to bring Bond to the small screen and this […]

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Goldfinger

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 23rd March 1959 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping Auric Goldfinger is a man who loves gold so much that he only makes love to women painted in gold, drives a gold Rolls Royce and hatches a scheme to rob America’s gold reserves at Fort Knox in order to corner the […]

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