Ian Fleming

New James Bond hardbacks now available

November 3rd, 2017 by

New hardback editions of three Bond titles now available from Vintage Classics. Back in the summer, Vintage Classics announced they would be releasing new hardback editions of three Bond titles. The books are Casino Royale, Live And Let Die and Goldfinger and include artwork by Levente Szabó and by John Cork. Each book also includes archive material […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun typescript corrected by Ian Fleming now available to buy

October 31st, 2017 by

The Man With The Golden Gun typescript

A unique typescript of The Man With The Golden Gun corrected by Ian Fleming is available from Jonkers Rare Books. According to the listing on Jonkers’ website: 182 numbered pages of typed foolscap, five further preliminary pages and a single sheet of suggested (later adopted) corrections by Kingsley Amis, all bound in a cloth folder. […]

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Anniversary of US publication of Moonraker [1955]

September 20th, 2017 by

Ian Fleming’s third James Bond book, Moonraker, was first published in the United States by Macmillan on 20th September 1955. It had been published in the UK by Jonathan Cape earlier the same year, on 5th April.

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Anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death [1964]

August 12th, 2017 by

James Bond’s creator, one time naval intelligence officer, journalist and author Ian Lancaster Fleming, died of a heart attack in the early hours of 12th August 1964, his only son’s birthday. After a lifetime of heavy drinking and smoking and a reluctance to cut down on the vices he so much enjoyed, Fleming collapsed after dining at […]

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Birthday of Ian Fleming [1908]

May 28th, 2017 by

Ian Fleming, wartime intelligence officer, journalist and creator of James Bond, was born in London on 28th May 1908.

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How much does James Bond earn?

April 21st, 2017 by

In chapter 1 of Moonraker James Bond is in his office ploughing through a mound of paperwork. Fleming tells us a little about Bond’s routine while in London between assignments. He also tells us his income: He earned £1500 a year, the salary of a Principal Officer in the Civil Service, and he had a […]

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Anniversary of Dr No publication in UK [1958]

March 31st, 2017 by

After nearly being killed at the end of From Russia With Love, M sends 007 to Jamaica on what he believes will be a holiday for the agent.

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Wedding anniversary of Ian Fleming [1952]

March 24th, 2017 by

Ian Fleming finally married Ann Rothermere in Jamaica on 24th March 1952 after an affair that lasted for years. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com After her second husband finally divorced her in 1951 and finding herself pregnant Ann finally persuaded Fleming to end his bachelor days. It was while staying at his home in Goldeneye that […]

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Anniversary of You Only Live Twice publication in UK [1964]

March 16th, 2017 by

Following the murder of Tracy shortly after their marriage, James Bond is sent to Japan on what M believes will be a straightforward assignment. However, there he discovers his arch-nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. 

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Casino Royale novel

November 25th, 2016 by

Casino Royale is Ian Fleming’s first novel and introduced James Bond to the world. It also introduced Bond’s his tastes and vices in a vivid writing style that led to the accusation of “sex, sadism and snobbery”. Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 13th April 1953 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Kenneth Lewis Contents What we say Brands Locations Food […]

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