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The Folio Society edition of FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1960)

By: FSWL team
For Your Eyes Only Folio Society edition
A new special edition of For Your Eyes Only (1960), the eighth original James Bond book written by Ian Fleming, is published by The Folio Society in the UK. Fay Dalton captivating images brings life to this 007 thriller in The Folio Society’s spectacular and best-selling James Bond series.

Readers might be familiar with the titles of the stories contained within For Your Eyes Only, but the adventures they depict might surprise them. As well as the expected – and eagerly anticipated – danger, thrills and action that Bond is so well known for, these five stories peel back the layers of Ian Fleming’s complex hero, revealing, as crime writer Ian Rankin de-scribes it, ‘a James Bond few of us have had the good fortune to meet’. Series artist Fay Dalton returns to provide her own irresistible spin on MI6’s greatest, with seven full-colour illustrations and an especially dramatic slipcase. The smart binding design calls to mind Bond’s impeccably tailored suits, making this another unmissable entry in the ever-popular Folio Bond collection.

Four of the five stories in For Your Eyes Only are adaptations of plots originally drafted by Fleming for a television series that didn’t quite get off the ground. Fleming took the opportunity to play with a new form of storytelling, and the result is a set of stories that broaden and elevate the conventions of a Bond adventure. Dalton’s exquisite illustrations reflect the variety of moods and events in these five escapades; from the white-hot heat of the beach where Fräulein Lisl Baum tops up her tan, to the cool silvery moonlight unveiling a corpse on the deck of a yacht. Taking the reader on an action-packed tour of Vermont, Venice, Jamaica, the Seychelles and more, For Your Eyes Only is the perfect bite-sized Bond.

For Your Eyes Only Folio Society edition

Book details:

Bound in blocked cloth: 240 pages
Publisher: The Folio Society
Language: English
Frontispiece and seven colour illustrations
Pictorial slipcase
Dimensions: 9 x 6¼ inch
Published price: 46.95 GBP
Dr. No, Casino Royale, From Russia with Love, Moonraker, Live and Let Die, The Folio Society
For Your Eyes Only is part of the series including Dr. No, Casino Royale, From Russia with Love, Moonraker, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Thunderball, Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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.

Visit the official website of Ian Fleming Publications for more information.

This edition of Ian Fleming’s The Man with the Golden Gun, illustrated by Fay Dalton, is available exclusively from The Folio Society.



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