As reported on CommanderBond.net last year, a new book entitled For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond by Ben Macintyre has been planned for release this upcoming April and also acts to accompany the Ian Fleming centenary exhibition which goes under the same name.
The cover artwork for For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond has now been revealed and can be viewed online at amazon.co.uk. The book, published by Bloomsbury Publishing, is set to be released on 7 April (retailing for £20.00) in the UK and 29 April ($34.95) in the US. The full blurb:
Published to coincide with the 2008 Imperial War Museum exhibition of the same name, this is a thrilling stand-alone book that looks into the entwined worlds of James Bond and Ian Fleming. The book and exhibition will explore how Fleming’s 007 emerged against the background of the Second World War and the Cold War, and how Bond’s world was based on the realities (and fantasies) of Fleming’s life as a wartime spy-master and peacetime bon viveur. They will show how the film version of Bond evolved for a later age, and answer a question that has obsessed generations of Bond fans over the years: where does the world of Ian Fleming end, and that of James Bond begin? Stylishly illustrated, this book will incorporate a treasure-trove of gadgets, costumes, props, and storyboards from the films – Daniel Craig’s blood-stained shirt from Casino Royale, the Aston Martin DB5, complete with weaponry – as well as memorabilia from Fleming’s personal archive: his smoking jacket, the manuscript for Casino Royale, his golden typewriter, his guns, and much more. Alongside this array of extraordinary visuals, Ben Macintyre tells the story of how Fleming created the most popular legend of all time.
- Order the UK hardback edition of For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond from Amazon.co.uk
- Order the US hardback edition of For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond from Amazon.com
Click here for CBn’s full coverage of the Fleming exhibition, which is set to run from 25 April 2008 through 1 March 2009 at the Imperial War Museum in London.
Stay tuned to CBn for further details on Ben Macintyre’s For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond and complete coverage of the Ian Fleming centenary events.