Ian Fleming

Where James Bond was born [Telegraph]

December 1st, 2014 by

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A Telegraph article discusses Carlyle Mansions in Chelsea, which it describes as  “London’s most literary house”. Ian Fleming lived there for a while, but so did many other authors. The title of the piece is a little misleading though as James Bond was definitely born in Jamaica, not London. You can read the full article below.

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Ian Fleming: on the trail of the Bond creator [Telegraph]

November 30th, 2014 by

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Back in August the Telegraph’s travel section published an article with 14 locations associated with Ian Fleming. They range from his schools, including Eton, to his former flat in Ebury Street , Jamaica and Royal St. George’s Golf Club. Mind you, one of the locations is “Europe”, which is a bit on the vague side. Read it below.

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Unfilmed Bond: ‘From A View To A Kill’

November 13th, 2014 by

For Your Eyes Only

Before 007 appeared on the big screen Ian Fleming was involved in an aborted series for US television. When the project fell through many of the stories were reworked by Fleming  and published in the collection For Your Eyes Only.  At the beginning of last month Ian Fleming Publications announced a new James Bond novel to be written […]

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: the cold shower

October 29th, 2014 by

The Cold Shower

It can be a bit of a shock at first but there are a variety of benefits to following James Bond’s example and regularly taking a cold shower. Let’s take a look at them below. A couple of weeks ago, in Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day, I […]

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Episode 3 of ‘Thrilling Cities’ now available on BBC website

October 27th, 2014 by

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The final episode from the BBC’s three part serialisation of some of Ian Fleming’s Sunday Times travelogue and book, Thrilling Cities, is now available to listen to on the BBC website. Following on from Tokyo and Hong Kong, episode three moves from the Far East to the United States, where Fleming visited Chicago and New […]

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Episode 2 of ‘Thrilling Cities’ now available on BBC website

October 19th, 2014 by

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The BBC has uploaded episode 2 of its three part serialisation of some of the cities described by Ian Fleming in his Sunday Times series and later book, Thrilling Cities. After covering Hong Kong in the first episode, this week’s episode takes a look at Tokyo from the unique perspective of the creator of 007. […]

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day

October 16th, 2014 by

007-fitness

Despite all the hard drinking, heaving smoking and rich foods eaten by James Bond, he is still required to maintain a high level of fitness for his missions. Below you’ll learn how he stays fit and what we can learn from 007 to increase our own fitness. 007’s fitness routine Although Ian Fleming doesn’t provide much in the […]

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Listen to ‘Thrilling Cities’ on BBC radio

October 11th, 2014 by

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Back in 1959 Ian Fleming was commissioned by the Sunday Times, where he was foreign manager, to write a a series of articles for the newspaper about the worlds most exotic cities and bringing a touch of James Bond to the newspaper. He toured the world in order to do this, visiting the Far East, […]

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Anthony Horowitz to write new James Bond novel inspired by original unseen Fleming material

October 2nd, 2014 by

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PRESS RELEASE: Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. and the Ian Fleming Estate are delighted to announce that bestselling and award-winning author Anthony Horowitz has been invited to write the next James Bond novel, due for worldwide release on 8th September 2015. Horowitz is one of the UK’s most successful authors and has over forty books to […]

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Ian Fleming features at the Henley Literary Festival

September 5th, 2014 by

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October’s Henley Literary Festival will see two events celebrating the work and life of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. Held at Henley-on-Thames, the festival will celebrate the role Jamaica played in the creation of the 007 stories and mark 50 years of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang illustrator John Burningham will explain […]

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