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The London Homes of Ian Fleming

Article by David Salter Ian Fleming, like his alter ego James Bond was a Londoner. Born here in 1908, he lived and worked here all his life, until his death in 1964. This long attachment was broken up by his schooldays at Eton, childhood days at the family home, Joyce Grove in Oxfordshire, his time…

The Girl with the James Bond Tattoo

Article by Alice Dryden When I turned forty last year, I decided I deserved a proper midlife crisis. Since I already ride a motorbike, a tattoo seemed like the sensible option. It was something I’d been considering for a while, but never quite pulled the trigger on. One problem was that I have a lot…

A Family Affair: The Other Fleming Writers

Ian Fleming sits as one of the most famous and successful thriller writers of all time, who casts a long shadow over his peers, and not least his own family. Here we look at some other talented Fleming writers, spanning multiple generations. Peter Fleming Ian’s older brother Peter needs little introduction. As a highly successful travel…

Goldeneye by ©Richard O'Neill [not for reproduction]

Field Report: Richard O’Neill

This week we see the return of the Field Report with the talented artist Richard O’Neill. What is your favourite Richard Chopping cover and do you own any 1st editions? Probably From Russia With Love, though I also like Octopussy and The Living Daylights and The Man with the Golden Gun. Unfortunately not – they’re…

Fay Dalton

Exclusive Interview with Illustrator Fay Dalton

The Folio Society’s Ian Fleming James Bond series continues with Diamonds Are Forever in the sixth volume in the collection, featuring the distinctive and stylish binding design inspired by the secret agent’s impeccable suits, and a stunning illustrated slipcase. Writing to a friend, Fleming commented with typical humour that for this novel he had included:…