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James Bond

"The name's Bond, James Bond"

James Bond

James Bond

James Bond

James Bond is the son of Andrew Bond a Scot of Glencoe. His mother was Monique Delacroix a Swiss. Both his parents were killed in an accident in the Aiguilles Rogues when he was eleven years old. James had travelled extensively with his parents and by this time was fluent in both French and German.

He went to live with his erudite and accomplished aunt Miss Charmian Bond at Pett Bottom, near Canterbury, Kent. She sent him to Eton but his aunt was asked to remove him after only a short time when some "alleged" troubles with one of his maids came to light; he was twelve at the time. He then went to Fettes College, Edinburgh. After this he briefly attended the University of Geneva. It is interesting to note that the author Ian Fleming also attended these same schools.

In 1941 he joined the Royal Naval Reserve. He served throughout the Second World War and left the Royal Navy in 1945 with the rank of Commander.

James Bond, who was given a 00 prefix to his agent number 7, (the 'double-oh' prefix indicates his discretionary licence to kill in the performance of his duties) undertook his first missions in 1946 (as recounted in Casino Royale 1953.)

There have been numerous short stories and books written about this agent’s activities. Ian Fleming first brought Bond to the wider audience. He named 007 after an American ornithologist James Bond (author of Birds of the West Indies) and the character's early exploits were based partly on the true activities of an actual British agent Lieutenant Commander Patrick Dalzel. After Fleming’s death further adventures have been written by Kingsley Amis, John Pearson, John Gardner, Raymond Benson and Chalie Higson. The Ian Fleming books are:

From Russia With Love is credited with sparking the Bond craze when US President John F Kennedy listed it as one of his favourite books.

James Bond Books

1953 Casino Royale
1954 Live and Let Die
1955 Moonraker
1956 Diamonds Are Forever
1957 From Russia With Love
1958 Dr No
1959 Goldfinger
1960 For Your Eyes Only
1961 Thunderball
1962 The Spy Who Loved Me
1963 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
1964 You Only Live Twice
1965 The Man with the Golden Gun
1966 Octopussy and The Living Daylights

The films to date (2005) and the actors who portrayed Bond are

1962 Dr No - Sean Connery
1963 From Russia With Love - Sean Connery
1964 Goldfinger - Sean Connery
1965 Thunderball - Sean Connery
1967 You Only Live Twice - Sean Connery
1967 Casino Royale - David Niven
1969 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - George Lazenby
1971 Diamonds Are Forever - Sean Connery
1973 Live and Let Die - Roger Moore 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun - Roger Moore
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me - Roger Moore
1979 Moonraker - Roger Moore 1981 For Your Eyes Only - Roger Moore
1983 Octopussy - Roger Moore
1983 Never Say Never Again - Sean Connery
1985 A View to a Kill - Roger Moore
1987 The Living Daylights - Timothy Dalton
1989 Licence to Kill - Timothy Dalton
1995 Golden Eye - Pierce Brosnan
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies - Pierce Brosnan
1999 The World Is Not Enough - Pierce Brosnan
2002 Die Another Day - Pierce Brosnan
2006 Casino Royale - Daniel Craig
2008 Quantum of Solace - Daniel Craig
2012 Skyfall - Daniel Craig

The Young Bond Series
 
Ian Fleming's James Bond Collection
2012 - Live and Let Die
2012 - Diamonds are Forever
2012 - The Spy Who Loved Me
2012 - You Only Live Twice
2012 - The Man with the Golden Gun
2012 - Goldfinger
2012 - Octopussy & The Living Daylights
2012 - Moonraker
2012 - From Russia with Love
2012 - For Your Eyes Only
2012 - Thunderball
2012 - Dr. No
2012 - Casino Royale
2012 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
 
James Bond Vintage Classics
2013 - Solo
2012 - Casino Royale
2012 - From Russia with Love
2012 - For Your Eyes Only
2012 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2012 - Live and Let Die
2012 - Moonraker
2012 - Diamonds are Forever
2012 - Dr. No
2012 - Thunderball
2012 - You Only Live Twice
2012 - The Man with the Golden Gun
2012 - The Spy Who Loved Me
2012 - Octopussy & The Living Daylights
2012 - Goldfinger
 
007 Reloaded Audio Book Series
2012 - Live and Let Die
2012 - Thunderball
2012 - Dr No
 
Ian Fleming's James Bond Collection-ebooks
2012 - Live and Let Die
2012 - Diamonds are Forever
2012 - From Russia with Love
2012 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2012 - You Only Live Twice
2012 - Octopussy & The Living Daylights
2012 - Casino Royale
2012 - Moonraker
2012 - Goldfinger
2012 - For Your Eyes Only
2012 - The Man with the Golden Gun
2012 - Dr No
2012 - Thunderball
2012 - The Spy Who Loved Me
 
John Gardner's Bond Novels
2012 - Seafire
2012 - Cold
2012 - Never Send Flowers
2012 - Goldeneye
2012 - Scorpius
2012 - Win, Lose or Die
2012 - The Man from Barbarossa
2012 - Death is Forever
2012 - Licence to Kill
2012 - No Deals, Mr. Bond
2012 - Brokenclaw
2012 - Icebreaker
2012 - Role of Honour
2012 - Nobody Lives For Ever
2012 - For Special Services
2012 - Licence Renewed
 
All Titles
2008 - Devil May Care
2011 - Carte Blanche
2012 - For Special Services
2012 - Licence Renewed
2012 - Icebreaker
2012 - Role of Honour
2012 - Nobody Lives For Ever
2012 - Live and Let Die
2012 - Diamonds are Forever
2012 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2012 - You Only Live Twice
2012 - Octopussy & The Living Daylights
2012 - Casino Royale
2012 - Moonraker
2012 - Goldfinger
2012 - For Your Eyes Only
2012 - The Man with the Golden Gun
2012 - Dr No
2012 - Thunderball
2012 - The Spy Who Loved Me
2012 - No Deals, Mr. Bond
2012 - Brokenclaw
2012 - Moonraker
2012 - From Russia with Love
2012 - For Your Eyes Only
2012 - Thunderball
2012 - Dr. No
2012 - Casino Royale
2012 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2012 - Scorpius
2012 - Win, Lose or Die
2012 - The Man from Barbarossa
2012 - Death is Forever
2012 - Licence to Kill
2012 - Bond on Set
2012 - Bond on Bond
2012 - Live and Let Die
2012 - Diamonds are Forever
2012 - The Spy Who Loved Me
2012 - You Only Live Twice
2012 - The Man with the Golden Gun
2012 - Goldfinger
2012 - Octopussy & The Living Daylights
2012 - Seafire
2012 - Cold
2012 - Never Send Flowers
2012 - Goldeneye
2012 - Casino Royale
2012 - From Russia with Love
2012 - For Your Eyes Only
2012 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2012 - Live and Let Die
2012 - Moonraker
2012 - Diamonds are Forever
2012 - Dr. No
2012 - Thunderball
2012 - You Only Live Twice
2012 - The Man with the Golden Gun
2012 - The Spy Who Loved Me
2012 - Octopussy & The Living Daylights
2012 - Goldfinger
2013 - Solo