Royale-les-Eaux

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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Was Cabourg an inspiration for Royale-les-Eaux?

September 25th, 2013 by

There has been much speculation about the precise location of and inspiration for the fictitious resort of Royale-les-Eaux, which features in two of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, Casino Royale and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Casino Royale, the book that introduced Bond to the world, is deliberately or otherwise fairly obscure about Royale’s location. The […]

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Ian Fleming recycled: literary Bond moments in the films

September 12th, 2012 by

There is a scene in the book Casino Royale when Bond is about to place a bet that has the potential, if luck favours him, to wipe out Le Chiffre at baccarat, the reason he’s been sent by M to Royale-les-Eaux. Changes are always made when bringing a book to the big screen, and Casino Royale was no […]

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 1st April 1963 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping This time not only does Bond get the girl, but he marries her too. Marking the second book of a trilogy, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is best read after Thunderball. The story starts in Royale-les-Eaux with Bond saving a girl from drowning […]

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Royale-les-Eaux

June 28th, 2005 by

Placing the fictional town of Royale-les-Eaux precisely has always proved difficult, due to the scant information available, first in Casino Royale and later in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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