House with links to Ian Fleming on sale for $2.9 million

A house owned by a close friend of Ian Fleming has gone on sale for $2.9 million. 

Ian FlemingAbove: Andrew Lycett’s biography of Ian Fleming

Fleming knew Ivar Bryce from his schooldays and Bryce and his wife, heiress Josephine Hartford, bought the colonial style mansion on Long Island in 1936. Like Fleming, Bryce worked in intelligence during the Second World War, and it was he who introduced Fleming to Jamaica.

“Bryce even had the fourth book in the series, Diamonds Are Forever, dedicated to him.”

Key takeaways

  • The house was owned by Fleming’s school friend, Ivar Bryce, and his wife.
  • Ian Fleming is believed to have partied at the house.
  • The five bedroom house is on the market for $2.9 million.

Source: Daily Mail

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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