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Arts & Culture

Ian Fleming’s Thrilling Cities

Ian Fleming’s Thrilling Cities

‘All my life I have been interested in adventure and, abroad, I have enjoyed the frisson of leaving the wide, well-lit streets and venturing up back alleys in search of the hidden, authentic pulse of towns. It was perhaps this habit that turned me into a writer of thrillers.’ – […]

by × September 26, 2013 × 0 comments

Travel

The Real Casino Royale

The Real Casino Royale

“The formalities of getting into the casino need not deter you. All you need is your passport and a respectable suit or frock (except at Deauville, where you may have to wear evening clothes)”. -Ian Fleming, Thrilling Cities Royale-les-Eaux is a seaside resort, described in Ian Fleming’s first James Bond […]

by × September 5, 2013 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Firefly, Jamaica

Firefly, Jamaica

“Firefly has given me the most valuable benison of all: time to read and write and think and get my mind in order. I love this place, it deeply enchants me. Whatever happens to this silly world, nothing much is likely to happen here. The sentences seemed to construct themselves, […]

by × August 21, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Designing Bond: 50 Years of Bond Style

Designing Bond: 50 Years of Bond Style

We’ve always been Bond nerds, (see our previous post on staying at Ian Fleming’s former home, Goldeneye) so was delighted when we heard that the Barbican had joined forces with EON productions together with fashion historian, Bronwyn Cosgrave and Bond costume designer, Lindy Hemming, to mount Designing 007: Fifty Years of […]

by × July 10, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Goldeneye, Jamaica

Goldeneye, Jamaica

“Paw-paw with a slice of green lime, a dish piled with red bananas, purple-star apples and tangerines, scrambled eggs and bacon, Blue Mountain coffee – the most delicious in the world – Jamaican marmalade, almost black and guava jelly. As Bond, wearing shorts and sandals, had his breakfast on the […]

by × September 19, 2010 × 0 comments