“Fleming’s Live And Let Die is a completely different beast from the cheesy but entertaining 1973 Roger Moore version.”
Rather than being a behind the scenes biography almost of the books and films, it is composed mostly of quotes taken from interviews with numerous figures of Bond lore cut together in a scrapbook fashion to tell a complete history of the production both behind of and in front of the camera along with additional material by the authors.
On the 4th of October 1883 ‘The Orient Express’ first ran from Paris to Constantinople [Istanbul].
“It is the early 1950s. Bond’s predecessor as 007 lies dead in the French Riviera.”
Thunderball the book was originally released in 1961 and is somewhat famous as the beginning of the ‘Blofeld Trilogy’ of novels.