James Bond

Sunspel announces Ian Fleming Collection

January 30th, 2018 by

Sunspel to launch line inspired by 007 and his author in March. Ian Fleming was a devoted fan of Sea Island cotton. He frequently wore the fabric, and often dressed his literary creation, James Bond, in it too. In homage, Sunspel and The Ian Fleming Estate have come together to produce a range of menswear […]

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James Bond and the Second World War

October 6th, 2015 by

What did James Bond do in the Second World War? I started thinking about this recently when I read William Boyd’s continuation novel Solo in which Bond, from the point of view of the late 1960s, experiences flashbacks to the war.

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Dismissing the James Bond code name theory

February 18th, 2015 by

Eoghan Lyng takes a look at why the theory held by some fans that “James Bond” is just a code name used by a number of different agents over the years just doesn’t hold water. Image: from cover art of Bond 50 22 film Blu-Ray box set, available from Amazon UK and Amazon.com. Some people have too much […]

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A reader’s story: an introduction to 007

August 19th, 2014 by

James Bond means many things to many people and each has our own unique experience of Bond. Last week we looked at Paul’s story of how he was inspired to upgrade his wardrobe and lifestyle by 007, that many can relate to. Recently I received an email relating the story of how another reader was […]

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The enduring popularity of 007

January 8th, 2014 by

James Bond has been entertaining the public in one form or other for more than 60 years now, a remarkably long time for any character to endure. From his origins in the pages of Ian Fleming’s novels and short stories, James Bond grew with the Eon film series (and others), comics, board games, computer games, […]

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Skyfall: where is it all heading? Part 2

June 7th, 2012 by

A couple of weeks ago I published an article on how I saw Skyfall shaping up following the release of the teaser trailer. However, since it didn’t cover all the ground  I planned, I decided to write a follow up. Whatever my personal preferences, it’s highly unlikely that anyone involved at a senior level on Skyfall reads this […]

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The life of Sean Connery

March 20th, 2012 by

As part of our celebrations of 50 years of James Bond movies we takes a look at the original James Bond, Sean Connery. Sean Connery’s relationship with the James Bond franchise is a curiously appealing one. Most critics would argue convincingly that Sean Connery’s success and acceptance by the public would have been impossible without […]

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THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION to be republished [The Book Bond]

December 23rd, 2011 by

Raymond Benson announced today on his Facebook page that his 1984 book on the James Bond phenomenon is to be republished in January 2012. Initially available in ebook format, it will also be punished as an audiobook as well as in paperback. According to The Book Bond blog: It will be released first as an […]

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Bond 23 To Be Titled SKYFALL? [WhatCulture!]

October 7th, 2011 by

When I first saw this news I discarded it immediately without taking a look at the evidence. However, a report on WhatCulture! appears to show that a number of domains have been registered on behalf of Sony using the name Skyfall; while Skyfall could be the title of any Sony produced film, a number of […]

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BOND Bonanza At Boat Show [Inverclyde Now]

October 5th, 2011 by

James Bond fans heading for Scotland’s Boat Show at Kip Marina are in for a treat with one of three baost used in filming of Quantum of Solace, as well asa range of Aston Martins. According to an article on Inverclyde Now: A SUPERBOAT specially made for a James Bond movie will make a star […]

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