1. Sale of Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die causes stir

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-11-12

    A James Bond first edition by Ian Fleming has raised more than £3,000 at Edinburgh charity shop Oxfam.

    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming

    The Edinburgh News reports that a donated copy of Live and Let Die, Fleming’s second 007 novel, was sold for almost £3,500.

    The Bond title originally estimated to be worth around £800 but sold for more than four times that amount at Bonhams Auction House in Oxford, at the end of September.

    The book turned up by surprise in a charity bin bag in September.

    Oxfam Morningside bookshop manager Andy Crosby said: ‘Everyone at the shop was eager to see how much the book would be auctioned for. I didn’t think that it would raise so much money and I am thrilled that it did.’

    ‘It is not every day you manage to raise such an amount from the sale of one book, and the money will help to make a real difference to Oxfam’s programmes.’

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