By Raymond Benson
An encyclopedic party of 007, the world's most well liked undercover agent, The James Bond Bedside better half is the main finished single-volume consultant to the James Bond phenomenon on hand. as well as an intimate portrait of Ian Fleming as remembered through his acquaintances and co-workers and a close research of each one in every of Fleming's James Bond titles, this crucial assortment comprises:
-- An in-depth personality research of James Bond, together with a caricature of his history and youth, distinct descriptions of his trademarked garments and different own conduct, together with his personal tastes in foods and drinks, and a portrait of his well-known (or notorious) attitudes towards ladies and marriage;
-- information regarding the various by-products of Bondmania and the promotion of 007, reminiscent of Bond's line of toiletries, board video games, buying and selling playing cards, Oddjob motion Dolls, and t-shirts;
-- touch details for the numerous James Bond fan golf equipment all over the world;
-- A serious examine the 007 movie sequence that features a cornucopia of trivialities and crucial info at the movies' manufacturers, screenplays, administrators, actors, soundtracks and lighting tricks;
-- Over a hundred seldom obvious pictures;
-- And sufficient proof, figures, and miscellanea to fulfill even the main ardent fan.
Out of print for over a decade, this collector's merchandise is a PublishingOnline exclusive.
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Yet strangely, Bond refuses: James Bond wiped his brow together with his handkerchief. after all he used to be happy! yet particularly happy with M's commendation. the remainder, he knew, was once now not within the stars. He had by no means been a public determine, and he didn't desire to develop into one. He had no prejudice opposed to letters after one's identify, or ahead of it. yet there has been something notably he precious. His privateness. His anonymity. To turn into a public individual, somebody, within the snobbish international of britain, of any nation, who will be referred to as upon to open issues, lay starting place stones, make after-dinner speeches, introduced the sweat to his armpits. "James Bond! " No heart identify. No hyphen. A quiet, boring, nameless identify. definitely he was once a Commander within the certain department of the R. N. V. R. , yet he infrequently used the rank. His C. M. G. likewise. He wore it probably annually, with his rows of lettuce, simply because there has been a dinner for the outdated Boys—the fraternity of ex-Secret provider males that went lower than the identify of the dual Snakes membership. A grisly reunion held within the banqueting corridor at Blades, it gave huge, immense excitement to lots of people that were courageous and creative of their day yet now had previous men's and outdated women's ailments and referred to dusty triumphs and tragedies. stories which, for the reason that they might by no means be recorded within the historical past books, has to be informed back that evening, over the Cockbum '12, while "The Queen" have been inebriated, to a few next-door neighbour corresponding to James Bond who used to be basically drawn to what used to be going to ensue the following day. That was once whilst he wore his lettuce and the C. M. G. lower than his black tie—to provide excitement and reassurance to the outdated kids at their annual get together. For the remainder of the 12 months, until eventually may perhaps polished them up for the get together, the medals collected dirt in a few mystery repository the place could stored them. (THE guy WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, bankruptcy 17) No, Bond can't think being referred to as Sir James Bond. He sends a respond to M explaining that he's a Scottish peasant, has continually been a Scottish peasant, and that he wouldn't consider at domestic being anything. ATTITUDES towards girl AND MARRIAGE one of many much less redeeming characteristics Ian Fleming bestowed upon his significant personality is the author's personal chauvinistic attitudes towards ladies. yet one needs to have in mind the period of time within which Fleming wrote the Bond novels—the feminist stream within the fifties used to be a much cry from what it really is this present day. before everything look, one may label Bond's therapy of ladies within the sequence as ruthless and uncaring; and granted, this can be precise to a point, specially within the first novel, on line casino ROYALE. yet on extra examine, James Bond's perspective towards ladies isn't really a degrading one—it is a protecting one (which many ladies may perhaps locate simply as chauvinistic). even supposing many of the Bond ladies can definitely fend for themselves, Bond adopts the location of the machismo white knight saving the damsel in misery from the evil dragon. even supposing he most likely would not admit it, James Bond is a romantic at middle. He loves ladies so long as their involvement with him is still a temporary fable.