James Bond versus the Nazis – Interview with Graeme Shimmin

This week, we hear from spy thriller writer Graeme Shimmin, on the influence of Bond on his book, A Kill in the Morning… ‘My dad had a whole collection of the 1960s paperback versions of the James Bond novels. I was something of a precocious reader and when I was about seven (definitely not more than…

From a View to a Kill: "There Were Bits of Her in the Glove Compartment"

‘From A View To A Kill’ by Gerald Wadsworth

Gerald Wadsworth is back! This time he’s taken on Ian Fleming’s thrilling short story ‘From A View To A Kill’. Here Gerry explains why: The short story was filled with so many possible visual interpretations that I was determined to find a unique nuanced element that would give me something that wouldn’t turn into a…

10 Literary Bond Cocktails

If you’re a James Bond or Ian Fleming fan, then you probably appreciate a well-made drink; just perhaps not in the bibulous daily amounts of Bond or Fleming! Despite the reputation of James Bond as a vodka drinker, Ian Fleming – who was a known bourbon and gin drinker – toured the drinks cart comprehensively in his novels.…