Ian Fleming

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The disabled villain: why sensitivity reading can’t kill off this ugly trope
The long read: For centuries, fictional narratives have used outer difference to telegraph inner monstrosity. As someone who uses a wheelchair, I’ve learned you can’t just edit out a few slurs or bad words to fix this – it’s often baked deep into the story

Jan Grue

14, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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James Bond novels to be reissued with racial references removed
The changes to the spy novels include the removal of the N-word and omitting references to the ethnicity of minor characters

Sarah Shaffi

27, Feb, 2023 @12:28 PM

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Agent behind James Bond spy Vesper Lynd given new role in UK-Poland relations
Wartime operative Krystyna Skarbek, lauded by Churchill, will serve as a symbol of the cultural ties between the allies

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Next Bond film will be ‘complete reinvention’ but won’t shoot for ‘at least two years’
Barbara Broccoli has revealed details about the future of the 007 franchise after the departure of Daniel Craig

Catherine Shoard

29, Jun, 2022 @2:27 PM

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With a Mind to Kill by Anthony Horowitz review – 007 in a polished page-turner
Bond is headhunted by Smersh in a plot to eliminate the moderate Khrushchev in this rollicking Russian spy story

Alexander Larman

05, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Ian Fleming’s lost James Bond screenplay reveals a very different 007
With no Moneypenny and no M, a previously unpublished script reveals the author’s original ideas for Moonraker

Dalya Alberge

30, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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James Bond books dedicated to Paul Gallico among star lots at library auction
Books owned by The Snow Goose author up for sale this week include Ian Fleming first editions inscribed for his former colleague

Alison Flood

26, Jan, 2022 @10:27 AM

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The name’s not Bond: where next for 007?
Hard on the heels of No Time to Die’s release, a new series of Bondless Bond novels from Kim Sherwood has been announced. Will it shake or stir the franchise?

Lucy Knight

05, Nov, 2021 @6:29 PM

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Licensed to thrill: Kim Sherwood set to ‘expand the James Bond universe’
Known for her debut novel Testament, the Ian Fleming fanatic has been approved to write new novels set in 007’s world but without the agent himself

Alison Flood and Lucy Knight

04, Nov, 2021 @9:49 AM

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Shorts that are anything but short-lived | Brief letters
Brief letters: Clothing | High wages | Tory party conference | Cinema’s greatest duels | Newcastle United

08, Oct, 2021 @5:13 PM

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‘Absolute beast’: critics go wild for No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s last Bond film
Despite a few dissenting voices bemoaning a bloated plot, film reviewers largely agree that this is the 007 blockbuster to tempt audiences back into cinemas

Guardian film

29, Sep, 2021 @10:56 AM

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No Time to Die review – Daniel Craig dispatches James Bond with panache, rage – and cuddles
The long-awaited 25th outing for Ian Fleming’s superspy is a weird and self-aware epic with audacious surprises up its sleeve

Peter Bradshaw

28, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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