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James Bond's Wife Was a Book Thief!

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The real James Bond's wife, Mary Wickham Bond, was not only on the board of the Free Library of Philadelphia, but she also stole a very valuable book from that very same library.*

Learn more about the amazing Mary and her equally amazing husband, at my free talk for the Ridgewood Public Library this Tuesday at 7 p.m.

You can register here:

*We do not approve of what Mary did and ask that others not follow her example.



Can You I.D. These Book Feathers?

How 007 Got His Name
In advance of my free Zoom talk next week (Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.) for the Linnaean Society, can you identify the feathers on this rare book by Mary Wickham Bond?

Hint: Her husband, the real James Bond, probably wasn't pleased.

You can learn more about the talk and register here.

My special guest is noted, ornithologist Joseph Wunderle of BirdsCaribbean.

Collecting Mary Wickham Bond's Writings

Since The Real James Bond came out, I've come across many collectors of Bond-related books, including a few who collect books written by Bond's wife, Mary Wickham Bond, also an author.

If it weren't for Mary Bond, many of Jim Bond's adventures in the Caribbean would not be as well-known as he is today, and my book would have been far more difficult to research. (Bond was not talkative about his travels.)

Collectors have tended to gravitate toward her memoirs about her husband -- most notably How 007 Got His Name (by Mr.s James Bond) and To James Bond with Love.

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