1. 'For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond' Released In US

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-04-29

    Following up the UK release at the beginning of the month, 007 fans in the US can now get their hands on a copy of Ben Macintyre’s For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond as it hits bookshelves today (and is also shipping at

    As previously reported by, the book accompanies an Ian Fleming centenary exhibition of the same name, which recently opened at the Imperial War Museum in London.

    Cover artwork for For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond can be viewed online here.

    The book is published by Bloomsbury Publishing and retails for $34.99 in the US. The full blurb:

    A riveting look into the world of James Bond and his creator, published on the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth.

    In For Your Eyes Only, Ben Macintyre reveals where the world of Ian Fleming ends and the world of James Bond begins. Macintyre looks at the actual people on whom the writer based his fictional creations–friends, colleagues, lovers, and, of course, the notorious villains. Exploring the tradition of spy fiction past and present, with specific attention to the Cold War, Macintyre explains how Bond was based on the realities–and fantasies–of Fleming’s life as a wartime spymaster and peacetime bon vivant.

    Stylishly illustrated, For Your Eyes Only features a collector’s dream of gadgets, costumes, props, and storyboards from the films–Daniel Craig’s bloodstained 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.

    Stay tuned to for further details on Ben Macintyre’s For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond and complete coverage of all the Ian Fleming centenary events.