Ian Fleming

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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