Monday, December 9, 2013
For Your Eyes Only: Letters Reveal Deepest Secrets Of 007 Creator Ian Fleming... And The Day He Almost Died At A Sunday Times Meeting
Chris Hasting at the British newspaper the Daily Mail offers a piece on the newly revealed Ian Fleming letters.
As the creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming was a master of dreaming up death-defying situations from which the super-spy only just manages to escape.
But Fleming himself owed his life to the prompt actions of one of his closet friends who spotted he was having a major heart attack.
In previously unseen letters, published for the first time today, Fleming also admitted his impending marriage would cause a "Fleet Street sensation' - and reveals that he regards the genteel pastime of gardening as a 'death trap'.
Fleming's intimate exchanges with his colleague Denis 'CD' Hamilton form part of an archive of more than 80 letters now on sale for 160, 000 pounds.
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