The Real Bond Died 34 Years Ago Today
A Cool Tweet (and Pic) about My Book

On This Day in 1952...

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... Ian Fleming sat down at the bullet-wood desk in his bungalow on the north shore of Jamaica to write his first 007 novel.

   Near his desk sat a copy of Birds of the West Indies, by a Philadelphia ornithologist named James Bond.

   Fleming called his place "Goldeneye" (above). He would call his spy thriller Casino Royale.

    Next Friday: A hummingbird dear to Ian Fleming's heart.

   (Photo courtesy of Island Outpost.)



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