Ian Fleming

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

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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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50 years since the death of Ian Fleming

August 12th, 2014 by

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Ian Fleming at the early age of 56 after suffering a heart attack brought about by a lifetime of heavy smoking and drinking. Without Fleming our lives would be far poorer, as without him Bond would never have been born. Whether you are a fan of […]

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Guernsey to issue Ian Fleming stamp set

July 18th, 2014 by

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Guernsey Post is to issue a set of six stamps celebrating the life of Ian Fleming on 30th July. The stamps, with a range of values, each features a black and white photograph of James Bond’s creator, including one in  uniform while working in Naval Intelligence, and another sat at his writing desk in Goldeneye. […]

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Casino Royale: 1953 television adaptation [YouTube]

July 1st, 2014 by

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Although many believe Sean Connery is the first actor to have played James Bond, Barry Nelson took on the role eight years earlier in a television adaptation of Casino Royale. Here we present the television version to watch on YouTube. Watch the TV version of Casino Royale above. Click the YouTube logo (bottom right) to watch […]

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Goldeneye room rentals make Fleming villa more affordable than ever

May 27th, 2014 by

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Anyone who has dreamed of staying at Ian Fleming’s villa, Goldeneye, on the north shore of Jamaica but was put off by the price now has a cheaper option until the end of the year. While the villa has been available for rent for some years as part of what is now the Goldeneye Resort, […]

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A Novel Return… But How?

May 27th, 2014 by

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We all know that James Bond will return. After all, we’ve been told as much by 23 movies. 007 originated in 1953’s novel Casino Royale and has been off and on the page ever since. For the most part, one adventure followed another and Bond slowly aged throughout the series. After 2002’s The Man With […]

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