Erno Goldfinger at Trellick Tower, in West London

The Devil with Thick Spectacles: Ian Fleming vs. Modernity

Article by Craig Arthur with permission, originally published in 2007 James Bond was not the first fictional secret agent with a liking for martinis. W. Somerset Maugham’s Ashenden also drank them. “I move with the times,” Ashenden explains in Maugham’s story ‘His Excellency’. “To drink a glass of sherry when you can get a dry…