James Bond has never been smaller... MI6 looks at the Dateman line of 1/12th scale Ian Fleming novels...

Ian Fleming Miniature Collection
9th May 2009

Ian Fleming Publications Limited and Dateman Books are delighted to announce a unique partnership to celebrate the culmination of the highly successful Ian Fleming centenary. For the first time ever, the 14 original Ian Fleming James Bond novels will be made available as 1/12th scale miniature books for dollshouses and collectors.

Each book, which measures 2.9cm in height, contains the first chapter of the original text and is hand bound as a hard backed book using traditional bookbinding techniques and materials. The books will be jacketed with the full colour dust jacket featuring the illustrations of Michael Gillette, which were used by Penguin for their Centenary hardbacks this year and are being used with the designers kind permission.

Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd (the family-owned company that controls the copyright in Ian Fleming’s novels) said ‘I am delighted to be working with Terry Neville at Dateman Books on this exciting new initiative which will bring Ian’s extraordinary novels to a new market’.


The Dateman miniatures are included in the ‘Bond Bound’ exhibition which crossed the Atlantic on the Cunard liner the QM2 in early October and are now touring the world through 2009, celebrating the artists and art inspired by the words of Ian Fleming.

Dateman Books believe this is the first collection of dollshouse miniature books by a modern author and these Ian Fleming titles will be the first of a series of such modern titles.

The Dateman miniature editions are available from www.datemanbooks.com. The Fleming Bond titles retails at £7 plus postage of £1 per order.