Category: Books

Origins Of Bond

The “real James Bond” was only 5ft 6ins tall but his exploits included stealing an Enigma decoding machine and smuggling himself into communist Russia dressed in his old school uniform, according to a new book. The smoking room tales of Wilfred “Biffy” Dunderdale are said to be one of the sources Ian Fleming used for […]

The Revealing Doctor No

Though it served as the basis for the first James Bond film Doctor No (first published in 1958) was actually the sixth novel in Ian Fleming’s series. And while many of the attributes familiar from the Sean Connery movie are to be found – the Jamaican setting, Honey Ryder’s dramatic appearance on the beach, the […]