Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Diamonds are Forever

When you think of secret agents, who springs to mind?  For many it's James Bond, Ian Fleming's charismatic spy 007 with his "license to kill."  Diamonds are Forever (London: Jonathan Cape, 1956) is the fourth book in the series and follows Bond's escapades as he tracks down the leaders of a smuggling ring with the assistance of Tiffany Case - the obligatory "Bond girl."  The catch phrase "shaken, not stirred" makes its first appearance here in a dinner scene with Bond and Case.

As with many of the Bond novels, the film adaptation features a radically revised plot and characters.  Ask for Rare Book PR 6056 .L4 D52 1956 to read the original and find out what was changed in the film version.

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