Today in James Bond

04-01-1963-On_Her_Majesty's_Secret_Service-First_Edition1963: Ian Fleming‘s 10th James Bond novel, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” [http://www.ianfleming.com/products/majestys-secret-service/profile/] is published.  Fleming wrote the book in Jamaica whilst the first film in the Eon Productions series of films, Dr. No, was being filmed nearby.  This was the second book in what is known as the “Blofeld trilogy”, which begins with Thunderball and concluded with You Only Live Twice.

1965: The 12th novel (and 13th book) of Ian Fleming‘s James Bond series “The Man With The 04-01-1965-The_Man_With_The_Golden_Gun-First_Edition
Golden Gun
” [http://www.ianfleming.com/products/man-golden-gun/profile/] is published, eight months after the author’s death.  The novel was not as detailed or as polished as the others in the series, leading to poor but polite reviews. Despite that, the book was a best-seller.  In 1974 the book was loosely adapted as the ninth film in the Eon Productions James Bond series, with Roger Moore playing Bond and Fleming’s cousin, Christopher Lee, as Scaramanga.

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