The James Bond Bedside Companion

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THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION
 

By
Raymond Benson

 

 

First Digital Edition published by Crossroad Press

Copy-edited by: David Dodd

Cover design by David Dodd

 

Digital Edition Copyright 2012 by Raymond Benson
Original edition copyright 1984; updated edition copyright 1988

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OTHER PRODUCTS BY RAYMOND BENSON
 

Fiction

A Hard Day's Death

Artifact of Evil

Dark Side of the Morgue

Evil Hours

Face Blind

Sweetie's Diamonds

The Black Stiletto

The Rock 'N' Roll Detective's Greatest Hits

 

James Bond 007 Novels

The Union Trilogy (anthology)

The Man With the Red Tattoo

Never Dream of Dying

DoubleShot

High Time to Kill

The Facts of Death

Zero Minus Ten

Die Another Day (based on the screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade)

The World is Not Enough
 

(based on the screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Bruce Feirstein)

Tomorrow Never Dies
(based on the screenplay by Bruce Feirstein)

 

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (written as "David Michaels")

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell—Operation Barracuda

 

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid 2—Sons of Liberty

 

Non-Fiction

The Pocket Essentials Guide to Jethro Tull

The James Bond Bedside Companion
was written in memory of Ian
Lancaster Fleming, for whom the world was not enough.

It is dedicated to my father (who made the mistake of
taking me to see
Goldfinger
when I was nine), and to my English "aunt," who made much of
this possible.

Contents
 

Acknowledgments

FOREWORD TO THE 2012 EDITION

Introduction

Author's Note

 

PART ONE: THE JAMES BOND PHENOMENON

The Fifties

The Sixties

The Seventies and Into the Eighties

 

PART TWO: IAN FLEMING - A REMEMBRANCE

 

PART THREE: JAMES BOND - A PORTRAIT

Background and Early Life

Appearance

Clothing and Other Personal Habits

Taste in Food, Drink, and Drugs

Home and Office Life

Attitudes Toward His Profession

Attitudes Toward Women and Marriage

Outlook

 

PART FOUR: THE NOVELS

Introduction

CASINO ROYALE

LIVE AND LET DIE

MOONRAKER

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE

DOCTOR NO

GOLDFINGER

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

THUNDERBALL

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

OCTOPUSSY

The Non-Fleming Novels:

Colonel Sun

 

The John Gardner Books

 

PART FIVE: THE FILMS

Introduction

Dr. No

From Russia With Love

Goldfinger

Thunderball

You Only Live Twice

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Diamonds Are Forever

Live and Let Die

The Man With the Golden Gun

The Spy Who Loved Me

Moonraker

For Your Eyes Only

Octopussy

 

The "Other" Bonds:

Casino Royale

Never Say Never Again

 

THE JAMES BOND PHENOMENON - UPDATE

THE NOVELS - 1988 UPDATE

A John Gardner Quartet

THE FILMS - 1988 UPDATE

A View to a Kill

The Living Daylights

 

Glossary

APPENDIX I: Notable Books Relating to James Bond
and Ian Fleming

APPENDIX II: List of Weapons Used by Bond

APPENDIX III: List of Injuries Sustained by Bond

Ian Lancaster Fleming. May 28, 1908—August 12, 1964. (Photo by Douglas Glass.)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 

A
mong the many people who have helped shape this book, I must first thank those on the business side: Patricia Berens, Peter Janson-Smith, Norman Kurz, Ruth Pollack, Maryann Richichi, Eric Roper, Haydee Santiago, Miriam Spaulding, Cynthia Vartan, Victoria Woods, and Lydia Zelaya.

For certain photographic material, I owe gratitude to John Bianchi, Fred Cantey, Paul Dantuono, Morris L. Hallowell III, Pamela Cunningham Hampton, Giorgio Levi, Mama Libbey, Bob McGee, Steven Jay Rubin, Pete Sansone, Richard Schenkman, Rick Sylvester, Michael Van Blancum, the Lilly Library of Indiana University, and especially Mary Slater.

A great deal of appreciation goes to Kingsley Amis, Clare Blanshard, John Brosnan, Ivar Bryce, Josephine Bryce, Naomi Burton, lain Campbell, Lady Mary Clive, Kenneth Corden, Violet Cummings, Ernest Cuneo, John Gardner, Robert Harting, Al Hart, Kevin McClory, Florin Morgan, and John Pearson.

Finally, on a personal basis, I must thank George Almond, Andy East, Janet Kroll, Doug McGrath, Kenneth Siegel, Richard Schenkman and the James Bond 007 Fan Club, everyone at Technimetrics, Inc. (for their tolerance), my supportive parents, and all my friends who have been behind the project, especially James Goodner and Stuart Howard, whose encouragement, enthusiasm, and advice I couldn't have done without.

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