Win a copy of the new book "For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond" signed by author Ben Macintyre, plus runners-up prizes...

Win "For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond" Books
24th May 2008

Published to coincide with the 2008 Imperial War Museum exhibition of the same name, "For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond" is a thrilling stand-alone book that looks into the entwined worlds of James Bond and Ian Fleming. Author Ben Macintyre kindly signed a copy earlier this month for a lucky MI6 reader to win. There are also runners-up prizes of regular hardback copies.

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.


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On the centenary of Fleming's birth, he looks at the real people on whom the writer based his fictional creations - friends, colleagues, lovers, and of course, the notorious villains. Exploring the tradition of spy fiction past and present - with specific attention to the Cold War - Macintyre explains the astonishing legacy of the Bond books and the enduring appeal of a fictional secret agent who not only lived twice, but proved to be immortal.

"For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond" Books To Be Won!
MI6 has a signed copy of "For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond", plus runners-up prizes of hardback copies to give away to lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below along with you name, city and country in an email to

What was the name of Ian Fleming's house in Jamaica where he wrote "Casino Royale"?

Terms & Conditions
The competition closes at midnight GMT on 24th June 2008. MI6 will choose the winners at random from the correct answers received. The winners will be contacted via the email address supplied and their postal address will be requested. If a winner fails to respond within 7 days of prize notification, another winner will be chosen until all prizes are allotted. Competition is open to international MI6 readers.