STAMP OF DISAPPROVAL
Royal Mail marks the centenary of the birth of James Bond creator
Ian Fleming with a set of stamps featuring different editions of
six of his most famous novels.
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: IAN FLEMING
AND JAMES BOND
The Imperial War Museum, London hosts the first major exhibition
devoted to the life and work of the man who created the world’s
most famous secret agent, James Bond.
BOND BOUND: IAN FLEMING AND THE
ART OF COVER DESIGN
An exhibition at The Fleming Collection in London, covering each
book published, charted the role of artists and designers in
creating and defining the Bond look.
THE STORY OF JAMES BOND: A
TRIBUTE TO IAN FLEMING
Centenary events conclude with a gala evening held at The London
Palladium where 007 stars past and present pay tribute to the
creator of James Bond.
How 007 Got His Name: The real James Bond
Ian Fleming and the ‘real’ James
Bond met only once on February 5, 1964, at the author's home in
Jamaica. The fascinating account of the historic meeting was
published in a slim volume entitled How 007 Got His Name by
the ornithologist's wife, Mary Wickham Bond in 1966.
Agatha Christie's James Bond -
‘The Listerdale Mystery’
Did author Ian Fleming really use
the name of a Philadelphian ornithologist named James Bond, the
author of one of Fleming’s ‘bibles’ in Jamaica, Birds of the West
Indies, or could Fleming also have been influenced subliminally by
the writings of the Queen of the whodunits – Agatha Christie?