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The Folio Society special edition of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

By: FSWL team
Published:
2018-10-23
Folio Society Diamonds Are Forever Ian Fleming
A new special edition of Diamonds are Forever (1956), the fourth original James Bond novel by Ian Fleming (1908-1964), is published by The Folio Society in the UK. Fay Dalton captivating images bring Ian Fleming’s riveting thriller to life in this essential addition to the Folio Society Bond series.

For the fourth book in the Bond series, America is the backdrop for the adventures of Fleming’s hero, taking the reader from the simmering, sulphurous mud baths of Saratoga to the ‘ghastly glitter’ of Las Vegas.

It is in the gambling dens of ’50s Vegas – a world of glamour and gangsters – that we see Bond in his element, sizing up the roulette wheel and casually taking the house for everything it’s got.

The only Bond novel not to have roots in the Cold War, Fleming makes certain that Diamonds Are Forever has more than its share of larger-than-life villains and set pieces: the dreadful Spang brothers and their associated gallery of thugs, and the ghost town of Spectreville, complete with its very own steam train, are especially memorable.

Writing to a friend, Fleming commented with typical humour that for this novel he had included ‘every single method of escape and every variety of suspenseful action that I had omitted from my previous books – in fact everything except the kitchen sink, and if you can think up a good plot involving kitchen sinks, please send it along speedily’.
Diamonds Are Forever The Folio Society
Book details:
Bound in blocked cloth: 240 pages
Publisher: The Folio Society
Language: English
Frontispiece and six colour illustrations
Pictorial slipcase
Dimensions: 9 x 6¼ inch
Published price: 36.95 GBP

Dr. No, Casino Royale, From Russia with Love, Moonraker, The Folio Society
Diamonds are Forever is in series with Dr. No, Casino Royale, From Russia with Love, Moonraker and Goldfinger.

About Ian Fleming


Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton College and abroad in Germany and Austria. After working as a stockbroker he became the assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Admiralty during The Second World War. In 1952 he wrote Casino Royale, the first of 14 James Bond titles, of which 30 million copies were sold during his lifetime. He was married to Ann Rothermere and together they had one son, Caspar. Fleming died in 1964.

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