British newspaper The Guardian ran an interesting story on Friday regarding The Spy Who Loved Me, which saw Ian Fleming abandon his tried and tested formula for the James Bond novels in favour of writing a story from the point of view of the heroine.
The article argues that the book demonstrates some of Fleming writing at his best, while noting that it was poorly received by critics in public. Fleming asked his publisher not to release a paperback version of the book, a request that was complied with until after his death.
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