Ian Fleming's creation James Bond is the quintessential British Secret Service Agent. In this special category we have all of Fleming's Bond books and the 4 created by well known contemporary authors commissioned by the Fleming Estate. Click here to see our infographic on James Bond full of facts to impress your friends.
This is the Sunday Times Bestseller. It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors. Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.
This title comes with a new introduction by Sam Leith Octopussy. The Property of a Lady. The Living Daylights. 007 in New York. 'This was going to be bad news, dirty work. This was to be murder'.
'Mister, there's something quite extra about the smell of death. Care to try it?'
'You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face'
With a new introduction by Stella Rimington. 'He was a man with years of dirty, dangerous memories - a spy.'
Published in 1962, Ian Fleming's tenth 007 novel is a unique view of Bond through the eyes of a woman who loves him. Vivienne Michel is running away - from pain, from rejection, from humiliation. When she stumbles into a criminal plot, her life seems over...until a chance encounter with James Bond turns her world upside down.
'He was one of those men - one meets perhaps only two or three in a lifetime - who seem almost to suck the eyes out of your head. He was their Supreme Commander - almost their god'
Published in 1960, the eighth Bond is a collection of short stories. Five missions. Five glimpses into the mind of a spy. From Jamaican estates to brooding French forests, Bond is tested to his limits by the world's most dangerous men and the dark secrets they keep. Features stories such as: From A View to A Kill; For Your Eyes Only; Quantum of Solace; Risico; and the Hildebrand Rarity.
Published in 1959, Fleming's seventh 007 novel sees Bond on the trail of a criminal mastermind - Auric Goldfinger. But greed and power have created a deadly opponent who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
'The first shot had been fired. There would be others. And whose finger was on the trigger? Who had got him so accurately in their sights?'
Published in 1957, Fleming's fifth 007 novel finds Bond enmeshed in a deadly game of cross and double cross. A beautiful Soviet spy. A brand-new Spektor cipher machine. Smersh has set an irresistible trap that threatens the entire Secret Service.
Published in 1956, Diamonds are Forever is the fourth Bond novel. From the diamond mines of Sierra Leone to the jewellers of Hatton Garden, from race track to casino, Bond must infiltrate and destroy the criminal network of the Spangled Mob.
Here is a look at the comparisons between the published date of the books written by Ian Fleming and the films release dates.
Title / Published / Film Release
Casino Royale / 1953 / 1967 and 2006
Live and Let Die / 1954 / 1973
Moonraker / 1955 / 1979
Diamonds Are Forever / 1956 / 1971
From Russia With Love / 1957 / 1963
Doctor No / 1958 / 1962
Goldfinger / 1959 / 1964
For Your Eyes Only (short stories) 1960
From A View To A Kill - film 1985
For Your Eyes Only - film 1981
Quantum of Solace - film 2008
Thunderball / 1961 / 1965
The Spy Who Loved Me / 1962 / 1977
On Her Majesty's Secret Service / 1963 / 1969
You Only Live Twice / 1964 / 1967
The Man With The Golden Gun / 1965 /1974
Octopussy & The Living Daylights (short stories) 1966
Octopussy - film 1983
The Living Daylights - film 1987