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Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966) by Ian Fleming

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First edition UK hardcover of Octopussy (1966)
First edition UK hardcover of Octopussy (1966)The first Swedish edition (1966)
From Jamaica, paradise of sunshine and exotic fish, to Berlin, cold grim city of stealth, James Bond pursues two strangely heroic enemies of the Secret Service. The first is a dying major whose dwindling hoard of gold conceals an act of treachery, and the second an assassin whose identity disturbs Bond's deadly aim.

These two stories, written in 1961 and 1962, were among those composed by Ian Fleming while he was writing the incomparable series of James Bond thrillers. The first collection of stories appeared in 1959 as For Your Eyes Only; a further collection which he had planned to publish was never completed.
Original price:
10 shilling 6 pence
Number of pages:
Translated to Swedish by:
Birgitta Hammar
Dust jacket design by:
Richard Chopping
First released:
June 23, 1966
Released in Sweden:
September 30, 1966
50 000 copies
The novel consists of the short stories Octopussy, The Living Daylights and The Property of a Lady
- James Bond... Hero
- Major Dexter Smythe... Villain

The Living Daylights
- James Bond... Hero
- "Trigger"... Villain
- Capt. Paul Sender ... Bond's friend

The Property of a Lady
- James Bond... Hero
- Unidentified resident director of KGB in London ... Villain
- Maria Freudenstein ... Minor villain
- Kenneth Snowman .. Bond's friend

(The original hardback cover only contained "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights"; the paperback edition contained "The Property of a Lady".)
Jamaica , London, West Berlin and flashback to Kaiser mountains in Germany
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