« Cet homme est un dangereux tueur professionnel et un espion. Il travaille pour le service secret britannique depuis 1938 et porte maintenant le numéro 007. Le premier 0 indique qu'il est autorisé à tuer en service actif, et le second 0 qu'il l'a déjà fait. » À cette révélation extraite d'une chef du KGB soviétique, l'amiral « M » (patron du service britannique) ajoute que James Bond est le meilleur joueur de cartes du service et qu'il n'hésite pas, si nécessaire, à « faire le gigolo » pour l'Angleterre. Précision confirmée et nuancée par une de ses collègues: « Il aime les trains, les avions, les mets raffinés et très certainement les femmes de luxe .» Il aime aussi la boisson mais affirme ce penchant avec humour quelles que soient les circonstances. Blessé et traqué dans les marais de Floride, il rêve à une coupe de champagne « frappé à point ». Mis à la question par le redoutable Docteur No, il déclare qu'il gardera le silence tant qu'on ne lui apportera pas « une bouteille de bourbon avec de la glace, du soda et un paquet de Chesterfield ».
On trouvera, réunis en deux volumes de la collection « Bouquins », les récits par Ian Fleming des dix-huit missions de James Bond, missions dont le bilan a permis au Times d'écrire sobrement, dans une notice nécrologique (prématurée): « Il n'y a pas d'exagération à proclamer sans équivoque que grâce aux efforts valeureux de ce seul homme la sécurité du royaume s'est trouvée considérablement consolidée.» Le premier volume contient : Casino Royale- Vivre et laisser mourir - Entourloupe dans l'azimut - Les diamants sont éternels - Les Contrebandiers du diamant - Bons Baisers de Russie - Docteur No.
Le second volume contient : Goldfinger - Bons Baisers de Paris - Opération Tonnerre - Motel 007 ou l'Espion qui m'aimait - On ne vit que deux fois - L'Homme au pistolet d'or - Meilleurs Voeux de la Jamaïque.
'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.' In this title, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre.
'The first shot had been fired. There would be others. And whose finger was on the trigger? Who had got him so accurately in their sights?' Crab Key island is desolate and remote. So why is Dr No defending it so ruthlessly? Only Bond can uncover the truth.
Mr Big is brutal, brilliant and feared worldwide. Protected by Voodoo forces and the psychic powers of his prisoner Solitaire, he is an invincible SMERSH operative at the head of a ruthless smuggling ring. James Bond's new assignment will take him to the heart of the occult: to infiltrate this secret world and destroy Mr Big's global network.
'The twentieth century looked out at him from the piece of newsprint and bared its teeth in a sneer' From the diamond mines of Sierra Leone to the jewellers of Hatton Garden, from race track to casino...
Who is Auric Goldfinger? The Bank of England wants to know and they're also curious to find out what he's done with the huge stock of gold he's been collecting since the war. James Bond is put on the trail. This isn't the first time 007 has come across enigmatic millionaire and he quickly discovers that Goldfinger never forgets and never forgives.
'For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth.' He's a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards?
The British Secret Service has many enemies. Whether it's a sniper in East Berlin, a Russian agent secretly bidding for a Faberge egg, or a retired major in Jamaica with a treacherous secret, it is down to James Bond to neutralize the threat.
cette nouvelle est un des tout premiers textes oú apparaît lames bond, le héros fétiche de ian fleming, qui deviendra célèbre comme l'agent 007 des services secrets de sa majesté.
l'action se passe en france en pleine " guerre froide ", aux alentours du shape et de l'otan, et bond va devoir affronter de redoutables tueurs venus de l'est.
'We are here to find a target who will fulfil our requirements. Someone who is admired and whose ignominious destruction would cause dismay' A beautiful Soviet spy. A brand-new Spektor cipher machine. Smersh has set an irresistible trap that threatens the entire Secret Service.
Who killed an elderly couple in their Caribbean home? M knows exactly who did it, but the murderers will most likely escape through a twisted net of global politics. The solution? M calls in a personal favour from a certain licensed killer who understands the kind of rough justice needed. Bond soon discovers he's not the only one on the hunt.
SPECTRE - the international terrorist organization led by Blofeld - is holding the world to ransom with two stolen nuclear weapons. Operation Thunderball is launched to stop them, and, in a race against time, Bond travels to the Bahamas to uncover the stolen bombs before SPECTRE can put its deadly plan into action.
With the proceeds from his latest invention, Crackpot Whistling Sweets, Commander Caractacus Pott buys his family their first car. It looks like a wreck, but once restored it turns out to be no ordinary vehicle; Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang is a magical car which can fly, swim and even think. Chitty and the eccentric, plucky Pott family set off on a succession of increasingly perilous adventures that take them across the English Channel and all the way to Paris.First published in 1964, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was Ian Fleming's only children's book, written for his son Caspar. Fleming was inspired by a celebrated English racing car nicknamed 'Chitty-Bang-Bang', which was built and raced by Count Louis Zborowski in the 1920s.This stunning edition features gorgeous illustrations by Joe Berger.Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
'Mister, there's something quite extra about the smell of death. Care to try it?' After a year missing in action, Bond is back ...brainwashed by the KGB and on a mission to assassinate M. To prove his worth to the Service, he must hunt down and eliminate his fiercest opponent.
The 007 official cocktail book - created in association with the Ian Fleming Estate Explore Bond creator Ian Fleming's writings on the pleasures of drinking and sample 50 delicious cocktail recipes inspired by his work - developed by award-winning bar Swift. Cocktails are at the glamorous heart of every Bond story. Whether it's the favoured Martini, which features in almost every book, or a refreshing Negroni or Daiquiri, strong, carefully crafted drinks are a consistent feature of the Bond novels. Recipes are divided into five categories: Straight Up; On The Rocks; Tall; Fizzy; and Exotic. Sip on inventions such as Smersh, Moneypenny, That Old Devil M and Diamonds are Forever, as well as classic Bond cocktails such as the Vesper and, of course, the Dry Martini. Each recipe is accompanied by extracts from Fleming's writings - be it the passage where the classic drink was featured or a place, character or plot that inspired one of the drinks. Also features Ian Fleming's writings on whisky, gin and other spirits. Foreword by Fergus Fleming.
Features a collection of the thrilling missions of James Bond. This book also contains the Bond stories such as "Hot-Shot", "Nightbird" and "Ape of Diamonds".
Features eleven of James Bond's thrilling and dangerous missions including: "Casino Royale", "Live and Let Die", "Moonraker", "Diamonds are Forever", "From Russia With Love", "Dr. No", "Goldfinger", "Risico", "From a View to a Kill", "For Your Eyes Only" and "Thunderball".