Ian Fleming

A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2018 by

Today marks the anniversary of the birth Ian Fleming, the author who introduced the world to James Bond in Casino Royale and went on to write a total of fourteen James Bond books. Born in Mayfair on 28 May 1908, during the war Fleming excelled as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. In this capacity he […]

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Birthday of Ian Fleming [1908]

May 28th, 2018 by

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

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Anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me publication in UK [1962]

April 16th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 10th James Bond book, The Spy Who Loved Me, was published on 16th April 1962 by Jonathan Cape. The Spy Who Loved Me is an oddity in that it is written in the first person from a female perspective and James Bond appears in the last third of the novel. Read more about […]

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Anniversary of Casino Royale publication in UK [1953]

April 13th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 1st James Bond book, Casino Royale, was published on 13th April 1953 by Jonathan Cape. Casino Royale is the first James Bond book by Ian Fleming and sees 007 sent to a town in northern France to bankrupt a corrupt Russian agent at cards. Read more about Casino Royale

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Anniversary of For Your Eyes Only publication in UK [1960]

April 11th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 8th James Bond book, For Your Eyes Only, was published on 11th April 1960 by Jonathan Cape. Ian Fleming’s first deviation from the traditional James Bond formula, with a series of five short stories following his work on aborted TV series. Read more about For Your Eyes Only

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Anniversary of From Russia, With Love publication in UK [1957]

April 8th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 5th James Bond book, From Russia, With Love, was published on 8th April 1955 by Jonathan Cape. A Russian cipher clerk plans on defecting with a top secret cipher machine after she falls in love with 007’s photo. It’s so obviously a trap. But for what? Read more about From Russia, With Love

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Anniversary of Moonraker publication in UK [1955]

April 5th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 3rd James Bond book, Moonraker, was published on 5th April 1955 by Jonathan Cape. Soon after 007 is asked by M to warn off a card cheat at Blades, Bond is sent to investigate an incident at the Moonraker plant owned by Sir Hugo Drax. Read more about Moonraker

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Anniversary of Live And Let Die publication in UK [1954]

April 5th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 2nd James Bond book, Live And Let Die, was published on 5th April 1954 by Jonathan Cape. 007 is sent to New York on the trail of a gold smuggling operation being used to finance Russian activities and in Jamaica faces voodoo powers. Read more about Live And Let Die

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Anniversary of The Man With The Golden Gun publication in UK [1965]

April 1st, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 13th James Bond book, The Man With The Golden Gun, was first published in the UK on 1st April 1965 by Jonathan Cape. It was the first Bond book to be published posthumously. James Bond tracks Scaramanga down to Jamaica, where he is hired by the hit man while he holds a meeting […]

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Anniversary of Dr No publication in UK [1958]

March 31st, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 6th James Bond book, Dr No, was first published in the UK on 31st March 1958 by Jonathan Cape. 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. Read more about Dr No

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