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:…

Frieda Toth

Interview with Frieda Toth

This week we head Stateside to talk to Frieda Toth, to discuss Ian Fleming’s visits to New England and his inspirations for novels such as The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only. 001: What began your interest in Fleming and Bond? My High School boyfriend–whom I eventually married!– loved James Bond movies and…

Field Report: “Diamonds Are Forever at 60 (and 45)”

Submitted by: Oliver Buckton, Professor of English, Florida Atlantic University, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, Jacksonville, FL, November 4-6 2016. The 88th South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention—held in Jacksonville, Florida, from November 4-6, 2016– proved to be, among other things a festival of James Bond and Ian Fleming. There were two panels…