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Octopussy & The Living Daylights: Discover two of the most beloved James Bond stories (James Bond 007, 14)

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I wonder, even as Sean Connery had charmingly taken Bond from the books and made him his own character, so much that Fleming had to create a Scottish family background for his spy hero. in New York' was more of a thinly-disguised personal view of the city rather than a Bond story (and Fleming admits as much). When the first paperback edition of the collection was published in 1967, it was expanded with a third short story, "The Property of a Lady", which Fleming wrote, in 1963, for inclusion in The Ivory Hammer, the annual publication of Sotheby's auction house. An officer succumbs to a moment of greed after World War II in collecting a couple of bars of Nazi gold, a crime which catches up to him.

Here, a known double agent in the British Secret Service, Maria Freudenstein, is about to be paid off by her Russian superiors. Fleming has a gift for 'painting' the world around him and if you like that sort of thing then this is right up your street. Mild wear; a little rolled; boards lightly rubbed; spine heel lightly softened; text block edges lightly toned.The rights to Fleming's works were held by Glidrose Productions (now Ian Fleming Publications) and the company decided that two short stories, "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights", would be published in 1966. When melted, pour in the eggs and cook over a very low heat, whisking continuously with a small egg whisk.

One production mark to half title else a fine unread copy, housed in an elegant custom-made clamshell box. The Visitors' Book: In Francis Bacon's Shadow: The Lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller (Kindle ed.The Secret Service learns that Maria Freudenstein, an employee known to be a double agent working for the Soviet Union, has just received a valuable item of jewelry crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé and is planning to auction it at Sotheby's. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Once again the artist Richard Chopping provided the cover art, although his fee rose, to 350 guineas.

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