Ian Fleming: Five novels of ‘James Bond’ to be auctioned

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Five of James Bond’s novels, gifted by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming to his close friend and neighbor Noel Coward, are now going to auction. All these books by Ian Fleming are of the first edition and are also signed by him. According to estimates, their price can range from Rs 11,16,054 to Rs 186,00,90. These novels and stories from Bond have topped the list among the best-selling fictional stories to date. He has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Bond (novel) is believed to have been born in his house ‘GoldenEye’, located in “Jamaica”. Coward encouraged Fleming to write the novel. Fleming wrote 2,000 words from his experience and imagination right at the beginning. Then a month later, he finished his book. Each of the novels put up for auction contains information about Fleming and Coward’s friendship.

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James Bond film The auction of things seen in the film is nothing new. However, this is the first time James Bond novel is being auctioned. In August this year, James Bond’s car Aston Martin was bought at auction for Rs 45.37 crore. Not only this, in Dr. No (1963), the white bikini that Ursula Andress wore was auctioned in 2001 for Rs 43 lakhs.

Bond (novel) is believed to have been born in his house ‘GoldenEye’, located in “Jamaica”. Coward encouraged Fleming to write the novel. Fleming wrote 2,000 words from his experience and imagination right at the beginning. Then a month later, he finished his book. Each of the novels put up for auction contains information about Fleming and Coward’s friendship.

James Bond film The auction of things seen in the film is nothing new. However, this is the first time James Bond novel is being auctioned. In August this year, James Bond’s car Aston Martin was bought at auction for Rs 45.37 crore. Not only this, in Dr. No (1963), the white bikini that Ursula Andress wore was auctioned in 2001 for Rs 43 lakhs.

Now 57 years later, Bond’s 25th film No Time to Die is set to release in April next year. Daniel Craig is also playing the role of British spy this time. In 2006, Daniel Craig took an entry in James Bond from Casino Royale. The film is directed by Carrie Fukunaga. The film stars Oscar Award-winning actor Rami Malek Villon while Cuban actress Ana de Armas and Lashna Lynch as Bond Girl.