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Q: Bond has had many famous incarnations on the big screen but, prior to these, he was first played on the radio by which British actor and game show host?
A: Bob Holness of Blockbusters fame
Q: Which Bond villain shares a birthday with his creator?
A: Ernst Stavro Blofeld. On Her Majesty's Secret Service reveals that Blofeld was born on 28 May 1908. Ian Lancaster Fleming entered the world on the same day at 7 Green Street in London.
Q: Which American President was a big fan of the Fleming novels?
A: President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was known to be a big fan of Fleming and listed From Russia With Love as one of his top 10 favourite books. Bizarrely, both Kennedy and his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald are believed to have been reading Bond novels the night before Kennedy was killed.
Q: Which famed children’s author helped Ian Fleming adapt his children's adventure story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the big screen?
A: Roald Dahl
Q: Where did Fleming write all his Bond books?
A: At Goldeneye, his Jamaican home. Although now part of a luxurious holiday resort, the house was very basic in Fleming's time--so much so that his friend and neighbour Noel Coward referred to it as Goldeneye, Nose and Throat!
Q: Although Ursula Andress wears the most famous bikini in cinema history in her iconic performance in Doctor No, in Fleming's novel of the same name the character Honeychile Rider wears even less. What does she wear?
A: She is naked save for a knife-belt.
Q: The first Bond novel, Casino Royale, originally had a different title when it was published in the US. Under what title was it initially published here?
A: The initial title here was You Asked For It.
Q: What is James Bond’s favorite meal?
A: Breakfast. He has a particular penchant for scrambled eggs, and the short story 007 in New York even includes his own recipe for them.
Q: Who is Miss Moneypenny named for?
A: Miss Moneypenny was named after a character in an unpublished novel written by Ian Fleming's brother, the travel writer Peter Fleming.
This is not Ian Fleming stuff, this is junk Bond.
Bond seems to eat scrambled eggs too often in this book- it has a lot of travel in the book- early on much of it seems to be of little purpose to the plot.
Bond is pretty much indestructible, though this story doesn't make much of the bad guys' efforts to do him in.
As far as post-Fleming Bond novels go, this one's pretty good. Gardner is usually a little closer to Fleming, but this is still pretty entertaining. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles B.
I liked the flashback to the 60s and the locales were good. Well written book. I quite liked the book. If it were a movie, it would have been good for LazenbyPublished 4 months ago by J. Hansen
Far fetched, well written rubbish. But I suppose that's James Bond for you.Published 8 months ago by Chris
The words on the page only encouraged the reader to feel like just that, a "reader" as opposed to words that reach out and engage with the reader in turn making them feel... Read morePublished 9 months ago by James
Slow paced; I struggled to stay connected to the storyline. I ended up stopping about 60% through it as I was forcing myself to turn page after page.Published 10 months ago by K. W. Wilson
Despite all the rumors and pandering to Fleming enthusiasts, this book falls short of all the hype accompanying it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by gobirds2
This Bond novel takes place in the familiar 60s Bond milieu from the Fleming novels, with many references and nods to characters and occurrences from the earlier novels & films. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Scott Galassini