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The Folio Society's illustrated edition of You Only Live Twice

10 March, 2021

In their stunning Ian Fleming series, the Folio Society have just released another illustrated novel: You Only Live Twice.

You Only Live Twice Ian Fleming Folio Society cover

The eleventh volume in The Folio Society’s spectacular James Bond series sees the agent fighting not only for his life, but for his very livelihood. The last book to be published before Fleming died, You Only Live Twice contains everything that makes a Bond novel so thrilling: exotic locations, glamorous women, grotesque villains – while also revealing a little more of what makes the agent tick.

You Only Live Twice Folio Society open fold spread

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Fay Dalton continues her dazzling work on this series, with seven gorgeous colour illustrations and a show-stopping pictorial slipcase. The elegantly understated binding design nods to both the location of Bond’s latest adventure, and the agent’s love of smart suits.

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Illustration ©2021 Fay Dalton from The Folio Society edition of Ian Fleming’s You Only Live Twice

The story starts with Bond at his lowest ebb. Since Blofeld murdered his wife all passion for his work has disappeared, but M is willing to give him once last chance to save his career.

You Only Live Twice Folio Society illustration Fay Dalton Fleming

In a seemingly impossible mission, Bond must infiltrate the so-called Castle of Death, the home of the mysterious Dr Shatterhand. Looming on the shores of the Japanese island of Kyushu, this is no ordinary criminal hideout. Featuring a garden populated with deadly plants and venomous snakes, the compound is a veritable murder machine, with hundreds having already lost their lives to it. To get to the heart of the castle and put a stop to the madness, Bond must first master the ancient ways of the ninjutsu. And he must master them quickly, for there is much more to the sinister Dr Shatterhand than first appears.James Bond You Only Live Twice Folio book

Illustration ©2021 Fay Dalton from The Folio Society edition of Ian Fleming’s You Only Live Twice

Book details
- Bound in blocked cloth
- Set in Miller Text with Folio Bond Condensed as display
- 232 pages
- 7 full-page colour illustrations
- Pictorial slipcase
- 9" x 6¼"
- Price: UK £39.95 | US $69.95 | Can $79.95 | Aus $89.95

Earlier titles in this series include Casino RoyaleFrom Russia With Love, Dr NoMoonrakerGoldfingerDiamonds Are ForeverThunderball, Live And Let Die.

See an overview of all titles here.

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The Folio Society edition of Ian Fleming’s You Only Live Twice, illustrated by Fay Dalton, is available exclusively from

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