Ian Fleming 'nicked' Bond's
name from American ornithologist
Dec 2 (IANS) British super spy James Bond creator Ian Fleming
"nicked" the name of his famous fictional spy from
an American ornithologist.
book that will prove it is the 44-year-old copy of Fleming's
1964 novel УYou Only Live TwiceФ, reports mirror.co.uk.
first-edition printed in Britain is expected to fetch ?50,000
at an auction in Hollywood Dec 11.
the real James Bond from the thief of his identity. Ian Fleming,
Feb 5, 1964 (a great day)," Fleming had written inside
the front cover of the book.
read a copy of УBirds of the West IndiesФ by James Bond and
decided to use the name for his hero in his first novel УCasino
auction lot, described as "the finest collection of Ian
Fleming James Bond material ever to reach the market",
will also feature signed first editions and a rare signed
portrait of Fleming by Noel Coward.