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The James Bond Vintage Classics are here
Yesterday a package arrived from Great Britain sent by Penguin Vintage Classics . I was happy to notice that it contained the three James Bond novels by Ian Fleming that they have published with a release date set for today, November 2, 2017. Many of us wer...

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Rare storyboard for O.H.M.S.S. sold today at auction.
As I write this a very large James Bond auction takes place at auction house Ewbank's in London. And one of the lots up for sale today was an amazing storyboard drawn by Syd Cain. The actual scene was the first scene from On her majesty's secret service whe...

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The next Folio Society James Bond novel is Moonraker
Sometimes everything in life does not turn out as planned. Some days ago I was offered know everything about the Folio Society's upcoming James Bond novel if I excepted that that I was under embargo until October 11 at 5 o'clock UK time. The only trouble. I...

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How James Bond wants his eggs
Back in 1963 Ian Fleming released his second none James Bond book called Thrilling cities . The book did not contain that much of a story but only chapters about different cities around the globe. The most amazing and interesting places the readers could dr...

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Global James Bond day: Best photo!
A funny thing happened last night. I dreamt that I was invited to a meeting with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and the rest of the team at Eon Productions . I actually have been to such a meeting back in the day when they were shooting Die Another ...

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A fantastic The Living Daylights drawing
Some time ago I received the latest drawing by artist Gerald Wadsworth who specialise in drawing pictures from what could have been right out of the Ian Fleming novels. His latest drawing is The Living Daylights drawn in watercolours and looks absolutely am...

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Casino Royale book sold for a record breaking £30.000
British auction firm Sotheby's had a big and very rare auction today. It was the auction of actress Vivian Leigh's belongings. Two of the lots were Ian Fleming books and one of these was a Casino Royale first edition in a condition that must be regarded lik...

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Rare American ad for Diamonds are forever found.
As most James Bond collectors do, I as well hunt on Ebay for books or other James Bond collectables to increase my collection with. A few days back I came across a very cool advert for the US release of the book Diamonds Are Forever from 1956. I emailed the...

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News about the upcoming VINTAGE release in UK
We were many that got exited when it was announced that Vintage classic in the UK would re-release three of the original James Bond novels by Ian Fleming. I think we all can agree upon the fact that the thing that got us exited was the marvellous covers by ...

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200 000 page views for The secret agent blog.
I am so happy that I can almost explode. My little blog about the literary James Bond that I created in October 2015 has now surpassed 200 000 page views. And it is the readers that keep coming back that makes it all worth wile. The blog exists on many plat...
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