Fleming centenary

James Bond


Details of 007 creator Ian Fleming’s centenary year celebrations have been announced. As part of the festivities, acclaimed Birdsong writer, Sebastian Faulks, has written new James Bond tome, Devil May Care, due for publication this Spring. Penguin will also publish new hardback editions of all 14 of the original novels while Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, originally written by Fleming for his son, will be re-published in May with original illustrations. The exhibition, For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond, opens at the Imperial War Museum later this year while a Royal Mail issue of six stamps, featuring six of Fleming’s most famous novels including Casino Royale and Dr No are out now.

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