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Ian Flemming

Many have seen the movies. But do you know the author behind James Bond.

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The villains names

Many of the names used in the Bond works came from people Fleming knew: Scaramanga, the principal villain in The Man with the Golden Gun, was named after a fellow Eton schoolboy with whom Fleming fought; Goldfinger, from the eponymous novel, was named after British architect Ernő Goldfinger, whose work Fleming abhorred Sir Hugo Drax, the antagonist of Moonraker, was named after after Fleming's acquaintance Admiral Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax Drax's assistant, Krebs, bears the same name as Hitler'slast Chief of Staff; and one of the homosexual villains from Diamonds Are Forever, "Boofy" Kidd, was named after one of Fleming's close friends—and a relative of his wife—Arthur Gore, 8th Earl of Arran, known as Boofy to his friends.

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best villain

Started by Frost. Last reply by Jason Rex Fraser Dec 8, 2015. 3 Replies

Who do you think is the best and most evil villain in Flemmings books. I think the ex-nazi Drakes in Moondraker is one of the best villains in Flemmings univers . bad movie. good book.Continue

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Comment by Frost on February 18, 2013 at 12:09pm
James Bond: The New Mission

The title and plot may remain a closely guarded secret, but we are delighted to announce that William Boyd’s new Bond novel will be published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 26th September 2013, and will be available from HarperCollins in the United States and Canada from early October.

We can reveal that this novel will see a return to the classic Bond era, featuring a 45 year old 007 in 1969. Visitwww.jamesbondthenewmission.co.uk to hear all the latest news as it is announced. More information coming soon…

1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill. James Bond returns.

 

 

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Liam Strain replied to Zach.Riggs's discussion Reading
"You might have to find the epub or other file and download it manually (and maybe use an alternative reader application).  "
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Sir replied to Zach.Riggs's discussion Reading
"I read a tablet when it's cheaper to get the Kindle than a used book, but I prefer the physical book. I was hopeful that I could get stuff from Japan by Kindle so I wouldn't have to pay intercontinental shipping! but every time I try to…"
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Liam Strain replied to Ian M's discussion Girlfriend was flirting with one my friends - am I over-reacting?
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Pale Horse replied to Zach.Riggs's discussion Reading
"Same. I have tried reading things on a tablet. I can't get into it, why I do not know."
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Dominic replied to Zach.Riggs's discussion Reading
"I've done both and enjoy both. Tablets let you carry tons of books in lightweight form, and it's easy to read, adjust lighting, and change text size.  I enjoy physical books as well. They can be beautiful artifacts in and of…"
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Reading

What do you all read on? Tablet or real book?
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Johnny P. replied to Ian M's discussion Girlfriend was flirting with one my friends - am I over-reacting?
"I think the real question is here..why does it bother you? I love when my wife has the whole room just wanting her and they cannot have her and she's on me. Most people misconstrue my wife's actions or intentions because they do not know…"
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Johnny P. replied to Ian M's discussion Girlfriend was flirting with one my friends - am I over-reacting?
"My wife does this...girls are so unstable even when they're our rock. What I mean is they NEED  more reassurance. It's like they need to KNOW often just how you feel, even if you've already spelled it to the moon and back."
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