December 21, 2013


Unseen letters from Ian Fleming to his Kemsley Newspapers colleague Denis Hamilton were recently made public in a sale publicized by the Daily Express. The correspondences from the James Bond author include intimate references to his affair and marriage to Ann Rothermere, his heart attack, and to efforts to bring the 007 magic into their newspaper features. The lot also includes concerned letters from Ann about their son Caspar, who suffered from depression and later took his life (fleming died on Caspar's 12th birthday). Denis Hamilton's son Nigel wrote a piece for the Huffington Post in May 2012 about working on his dad's memoirs and about the Bloomsbury auction of his father's complete (and inscribed) collection of Fleming's books. More info at the Daily Mail and Huffington Post. Spy Vibe's Ian Fleming image archive on Pinterest here. Andrew Lycett's excellent Fleming biography was recently republished in October in hardback and Kindle editions.

Recent Ian Fleming posts on Spy Vibe: Erno Goldfinger, Ian Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming CatalogJon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book covers, Ian Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address, Spy Vibe's Ian Fleming image archive

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