Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton College and abroad in Germany and Austria. After working as a stockbroker he became the assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Admiralty during The Second World War. In 1952 he wrote Casino Royale, the first of 14 James Bond titles, of which 30 million copies were sold during his lifetime. He was married to Ann Rothermere and together they had one son, Caspar. Fleming died in 1964.

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If you have never read an Ian Fleming James Bond novel, it's about time that you do! Why not start with the first Bond novel, and one of the best: Casino Royale.

The Folio Society's illustrated edition of Dr No

After Casino Royale and From Russia With Love, The Folio Society has released a third illustrated Ian Fleming novel: Dr No.

The Folio Society's illustrated edition of From Russia With Love

The Folio Society has released Ian Fleming's From Russia With Love novel, the second title in its illustrated James Bond 007 collectors series.

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In the James Bond novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Ian Fleming mentions Eucris, a fragrance by Geo. F. Trumper, the gentleman's barbers and perfumers of London.

Trumper is mentioned when Bond visits Marc-Ange Draco in Marseille and finds Eucris in his bathroom.

Dusko Popov Lifestyle

Larry Loftis explores the lifestyle of Dusko Popov, the man who inspired Ian Fleming for Bond.

James Bond. Mere mention of the name conjures up vivid images of finely-tailored suits, fast cars, and beautiful women. Just as Ian Fleming - Bond's creator - would have it, no doubt.

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Seventy-five years ago this week - between August 4 and 9, 1941, to be exact - James Bond was born.

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Into the Lion's Mouth by Larry Loftis tells the incredible true story about Dusko Popov, a World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond.

If you are interested in Ian Fleming, James Bond, WWII and D-Day, this is a must read.

Celebrate Ian Fleming’s Birthday with Walking Tour and Cocktails

Celebrate the birthday of James Bond author Ian Fleming on May 28, 2016 with a walking tour of Fleming's London life and a cocktail!

The Folio Society illustrated edition of Casino Royale

The Folio Society has released an illustrated edition of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale novel, the first title in its new 007 collectors’ series.

Vintage released The SPECTRE Trilogy

With the SPECTRE film currently being filmed for a November 2015 release, it's time to read up on the famous SPECTRE organisation. Vintage releases The SPECTRE Trilogy, featuring three original Ian Fleming novels in which James Bond has to deal with the SPECTRE organisation: Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and You Only Live Twice.

Anthony Horowitz to write new James Bond novel

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. and the Ian Fleming Estate have announced that bestselling and award-winning author Anthony Horowitz has been invited to write the next James Bond novel. The latest literary Bond adventure will be released worldwide on 8th September 2015. The novel will be unique in that parts of the book will contain previously unseen material written by Ian Fleming himself.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

With Ian Fleming’s local connections, what better place to mark 50 years of his hugely successful creation than the Henley Literary Festival, at Henley-on-Thames on October 4th 2014.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at 50 with John Burningham & Simon Williams

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In 'Goldeneye - Where Bond was born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica', author Matthew Parker steps into the exotic world of Bond creator Ian Fleming.

Guernsey Post celebrates Ian Fleming's life on stamps

The life of James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, has been celebrated in a set of stamps and limited edition items to be released by Guernsey Post, 50 years following his death on August 12, 1964.

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Casino Royale, the classic novel that introduced secret agent James Bond to the world, is now available on one page! The book/poster is created by Spineless Classics. The entire text of the book is printed on a single page, wrapped around the design and featuring the author's logo and signature. 

On Her Majesty's Secret Service audio stream on BBC Radio 4

On the BBC Radio 4 website you can now listen to an excellent audio dramatisation of Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service, starring actor Toby Stephens as James Bond. The audio stream is available until May 10th 2014, listen to it here. The dramatisation was first broadcast on Saturday May 3rd 2014 on BBC Radio 4.

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In the novel Dr. No, James Bond and Honeychile Rider use Floris Lime bath essence and Guerlain bathcubes to improve their bathing experience. They find the bath essences in their luxurious prison room in Doctor No's lair.

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The Ian Fleming James Bond novels are now available as audio books on CD or as a download in the The Ian Fleming Classic Bond Collection Audio Books. These books are the complete and unabridged versions of the original Ian Fleming novels.

Ian Fleming's golden Royal typewriter

On May 28th 1908, Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond was born in London. The official Bond website 007.com is keen to track down the owner of the typewriter that Ian Fleming used when writing many of the original James Bond adventures.

Jeffery Deaver

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd has chosen international bestselling thriller writer, Jeffery Deaver, to write a new James Bond book. New Bond novel Project X will be published in 1 year.

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Birds of the West Indies is known not only for its exhaustive study of Caribbean birds, but also because the name of the book's author, the ornithologist James Bond, which was used by Ian Fleming for the name of his fictional British secret agent, Commander James Bond.

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The world's most celebrated secret agent will be the theme for a new stamp issue. Less known is how Bond's creator Ian Fleming drew inspiration from his wartime work linked to Bletchley Park, Britain's top-secret code breaking base.

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Floris No.89 fragrance was a personal favourite of Ian Fleming himself. Floris is mentioned by Ian Fleming in the novels Moonraker ("Floris provides the soaps and lotions in the lavatories and bedrooms"), Diamonds Are Forever ("He would have to send a cable to May to get things fixed.

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James Bond used Pinaud Elixer Shampoo, "...that Prince among shampoos", in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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Ian Fleming's beloved Jamaican home where he wrote 14 of his famous 007 novels. What Fleming loved most about Goldeneye was the out of doors, nature, the sounds and colors, the peace and drama of living by the sea. He delighted in "the blazing sunshine, natural beauty and the most healthy life I could live."

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