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Field Report: Matt Sherman

This week we welcome one of the Bond community’s most esteemed members, collectors and writers in from the cold. The author of James Bond’s Cuisine: 007 Every Last Meal, Matt Sherman. What is your favorite Chopping cover and why? Thanks for such an Artistic query–with the Flemings alone, that’s like asking which of my nine…

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Ian Fleming’s Thrilling Cities: Tokyo

Article by Graham M. Thomas Is there a more thrilling city than Tokyo? Today it would certainly come near the top of many people’s bucket list and, from a personal perspective, it comes top of mine. After all I lived there for five years and although home is now in south-western Japan, a visit to…

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Field Report: Alice Dryden

We are delighted to welcome in from the January cold, Alice Dryden to talk about her Bond collection and why she could still be the first woman to write an official Bond novel! 1. What is your favorite Chopping cover and why? On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. I love the detailed crest, and unless you know…

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Herbert O. Yardley: Gambling with his Life

Herbert O. Yardley seemed Fleming’s kind of man – gambler, code-breaker, rascal and whistle-blower. On the anniversary of his death, Graham M. Thomas delves into his incredible story. *** In early 1959, Ian Fleming contributed a three page preface to a book on how to win at poker: ‘The Education of a Poker Player‘ was a…