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The Folio Society's illustrated edition of Goldfinger

10 October, 2018

Earlier this year, The Folio Society released a beautifully illustrated hardcover edition of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger.

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This fifth title in the 007 collectors’ series, the luxurious Goldfinger edition, features once again original illustrations and a pictorial slipcase by acclaimed illustrator Fay Dalton.

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About Goldfinger
Filled with characters, incidents and images which have made the Bond series iconic, Goldfinger reveals Fleming at the height of his powers. Opening with 007 enjoying what he believes is a simple game of cat and mouse, Fleming gradually heightens the tension until the reader, along with Bond, realises that the agent has fatally underestimated Auric Goldfinger – the strange, gold-obsessed millionaire. Terrorized by the implacable, cat-eating Oddjob, the agent scrambles to foil the plans of the horrifying Goldfinger, aided in part by Pussy Galore, the tough and canny leader of a team of female burglars.

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Illustration by Fay Dalton from The Folio Society edition of Goldfinger by Ian Fleming ©Fay Dalton 2018

Fay Dalton continues her acclaimed work for the fifth title in Folio’s Ian Fleming series, producing seven exquisite colour illustrations that ooze with the glamour and dynamism of Bond. For the special illustrated slipcase, Dalton has recreated the infamous death of Jill Masterton, enshrined in shimmering gold.

In this book Fleming reveals a more contemplative side to his secret agent – Bond is a man who thrives on danger, yet in his quieter moments is troubled by the bystanders who bear the brunt of violence. While his adventures are often gloriously fantastical and populated with grotesque villains, Fleming maintains a steely reality through the relentless efficiency of his protagonist. For fans familiar only with the films, Goldfinger’s Bond will be a welcome revelation: deadly and unflappable, he is also a character of many layers.

About the illustrator
Fay Dalton is a London-based illustrator. She has a first class degree in Illustration and was the winner of the 2010 Pickled Ink Award for illustration. Fay combines traditional drawing and painting methods with digital painting.

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Illustration by Fay Dalton from The Folio Society edition of Goldfinger by Ian Fleming ©Fay Dalton 2018

Book details
- Bound in blocked cloth
- Set in Miller Text
- 288 pages
- 7 colour illustrations
- Pictorial slipcase
- 9" x 6¼"

Folio Society Ian Fleming James Bond series

Earlier titles in this series are Casino RoyaleFrom Russia With Love, Dr No and Moonraker.

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The Folio Society edition of Goldfinger by Ian Fleming, illustrated by Fay Dalton, is available exclusively from

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