1. 'For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond' Paperback Coming In 2009

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-07-07

    A brand new paperback edition of Ben Macintyre’s For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond will be hitting bookshelves in April 2009.

    Released earlier this year as a hardback in the UK and US, Macintyre’s For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond acts as a companion book to the Fleming centenary exhibition of the same name, which opened at the Imperial War Museum in London.

    The new paperback of For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond will be published by Bloomsbury Publishing in the UK and retail for £7.99.

    It is scheduled for release on 7 April 2009 and can currently be pre-ordered at The original blurb follows:

    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.

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