James Bond: Last of the Clubland Heroes?

Article by David Salter In 1953 “Clubland Heroes”, by Richard Usborne was published. This seminal work  – “A nostalgic study of some of the recurrent characters in the romantic fiction of Dornford Yates, John Buchan and Sapper” – has become the go-to reference work for anyone interested in English thrillers of the immediate pre First…

Field Report: David Salter

This week we welcome David Salter in from the cold, who has the distinction of having once lived in the birthplace of Ian Fleming at 27 Green Street. What is your favorite Chopping cover and why? From Russia With Love. It was the first hardback that I had bought on the day of publication and…