James Bond Sunday

1. Casino Royale, pp 224

2. Diamonds are Forever, pp 304

3. Octopussy and The Living Daylights, pp 344

4. For Your Eyes Only, pp 256

5. From Russia, With Love, pp 352

All books by Ian Fleming, paperbacks, Rs 500 and from Penguin books

What the books are about:

Casino Royale:

It’s not difficult to get a Double O number if you’re prepared to kill people’ Bond is sent to a casino in Royale-les-Eaux to disgrace the lethal Russian agent ‘Le Chiffre’ by ruining him at baccarat and forcing his Soviet spymasters to ‘retire’ him, where he soon finds that his quarry is not content to go without a fight.

Preferring to work alone, 007 is annoyed to be assigned a female assistant, but his compelling attraction to the enigmatic Vesper Lynd only leads him into further danger. In Casino Royale, Ian Fleming created a world of intense excitement, violence and sex, set against the international tensions of the Cold War. And in the immortal Commander James Bond, he introduced the ultimate secret agent — suave, chillingly ruthless and licensed to kill.

Diamonds are Forever:

Meet Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde; the kind of girl you could get into a lot of trouble with if you wanted. She stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa via London to the States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Bond is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter, the ice-maiden herself.

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