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Special Edition of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME from The Folio Society

By: FSWL team
Published:
2020-03-12
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A new special edition of The Spy Who Loved Me (1962), the 10th original James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming, 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 first and only time in the series, we witness James Bond’s adventures through the eyes of another character. Observed by a woman who finds him both frightening and alluring, Bond is exposed in a way that the reader has never seen before – making The Spy Who Loved Me an essential read for anyone wishing to get under the skin of the famous secret agent.

For this edition The Folio Society has also reintroduced Ian Fleming’s original prologue, which had been removed from all modern editions of the text. In an unusual move by the author, this short introduction suggests that the manuscript had been left on his desk by Vivienne Michel, the book’s narrator.

The Spy Who Loved Me offers a fascinating look at the sexual politics of the early 1960s. At the time, Fleming was concerned to learn that his books were being read in schools and that children saw Bond as an unequivocal hero, rather than as an often ruthless and cold secret agent. It prompted him to write ‘a cautionary tale about Bond, to put the record straight in the minds particularly of younger readers’.

Fay Dalton’s atmospheric artwork continues to bring exquisite glamour and tension to the page of every volume. This edition features a series of daring illustrations that range from Michel and Bond’s romantic encounters to the blazing fire at Mr. Sanguinetti’s motel.


The Spy Who Loved Me Folio Society edition
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
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The Spy Who Loved Me is part of The Folio Series including Dr. No, Casino Royale, From Russia with Love, Moonraker, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and Live and Let Die.

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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