Ian Fleming

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

November 1st, 2016 by

A house owned by a close friend of Ian Fleming has gone on sale for $2.9 million.  Above: 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 […]

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£3M asking price for property owned by friend of Ian Fleming

August 17th, 2016 by

Any James Bond fan with a spare £3 million might want to take a look at Black Hole Farm in Vermont. The estate was owned by the wife of Ian Fleming’s friend, Ivar Bryce. The pair met as children and became lifelong friends. Fleming visited Black Hole Farm on numerous occasions and used it as […]

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Into the Lion’s Mouth published today in US

June 14th, 2016 by

Today sees the release of an espionage book that seems so highly improbable it could only be true. Into the Lion’s Mouth by Larry Loftis is about Dusko Popov’s exploits during the Second World War, when he gained valuable intelligence for the allies while misleading Nazi Germany. Buy from Amazon or Amazon UK Popov was […]

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Thrilling Cities series planned for TV

May 16th, 2016 by

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about his exit from TV show NCIS, Michael Weatherly revealed his production company is working on bringing Ian Fleming’s Thrilling Cities to the small screen. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com The book was originally written by Fleming for a series in the Sunday Times and later compiled into a book. […]

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Ian Fleming evening at WhitLit in May

April 29th, 2016 by

Whitstable Literary Festival will this year focus on Ian Fleming and his Kent connections, as well as thrilling contemporary spy stories and tales of real life espionage from Guy Burgess to Bletchley Park. The highlight of WhitLit 2016 will be a special Ian Fleming evening on Friday 13th May with his biographers Andrew Lycett and Matthew Parker as well as Fleming’s step-daughter, Fionn […]

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Ian Fleming’s literary agent Peter Janson-Smith dies at 93

April 16th, 2016 by

I was sad to read Raymond Benson’s Facebook post that Ian Fleming’s literary agent, Peter Janson-Smith, has died at the age of 93. Janson-Smith became Fleming’s literary agent in 1956 and was tasked with the foreign translation rights of the James Bond books. As well as acting as agent to Fleming, Janson-Smith also represented thriller […]

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Tale of two Casinos

April 13th, 2016 by

After the iconic beach scene from Dr No, perhaps no other image conjures up visions of James Bond more than a casino. For Ian Fleming, however, the order would probably be reversed.  The first words of the Bond world, we must remember, came on this date, 1953, in Casino Royale: “The scent and smoke and […]

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Review: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters

February 18th, 2016 by

October saw the publication of The Man With The Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters edited by the author’s nephew, Fergus. Here we take a look at what to expect from the book. Buy from Amazon UK | Amazon.com During the last few years there have been a number of books about Ian Fleming, each […]

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Robert Harling’s memoir of Ian Fleming

December 3rd, 2015 by

Robert Harling’s recently published memoir of Ian Fleming sheds further light on James Bond’s creator. Buy from Amazon UK One book that seems to have largely flown beneath the radar over the last few weeks is Robert Harling’s personal memoir of Ian Fleming. Harling was a typographer, designer, journalist and novelist who knew Fleming well. They […]

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Two new titles on Ian Fleming published today in UK

October 8th, 2015 by

Fans of literary Bond will be interested in two books on Ian Fleming released today. The first is The Man With The Golden Typewriter, in which Fergus Fleming has selected many of his uncle’s letters related to James Bond. We currently have a contest to win one of three signed copies, but you can order it […]

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