The book and exhibition
explores how Fleming's 007 emerged against the background
of the Second World War and the Cold War, and how Bond's
world was based on the realities (and fantasies) of Fleming's
life as a wartime spy-master and peacetime bon viveur.
They show how the film version of Bond evolved for a later
age, and answer a question that has obsessed generations
of Bond fans over the years: where does the world of Ian
Fleming end, and that of James Bond begin?
Stylishly illustrated, "For
Your Eyes Only" incorporates a treasure-trove
of gadgets, costumes, props, and storyboards from the films
- Daniel Craig's blood-stained 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.
Alongside this array of extraordinary
visuals, Ben Macintyre tells the story of how Fleming created
the most popular
legend of all time.
Amazon UK (Hardback)
Amazon USA (Hardback)