Post Tagged with: "Ian Fleming"

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

I’ve always been a Bond nerd, (see here my previous post on staying at Ian Fleming’s former home, Goldeneye) so was delighted when I 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 […]

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