Tag Archives: Ian Fleming

Waugh and The Queen Anne Press

A recent TLS article in its weekly back page NB column is devoted to the Queen Anne Press. This was written in response to the publication of a special issue of the Book Collector magazine devoted to Ian Fleming. The QAP was … Continue reading

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Maud Russell Diaries in Telegraph

Excerpts from the wartime diaries of Maud Russell have been published in the Daily Telegraph. In a previous post it was explained how she commissioned Rex Whistler to paint murals in her country house at Mottisfont in Hampshire where there is … Continue reading

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Rex Whistler Exhibit at Mottisfont Abbey

The Guardian has reported an exhibit of the works of artist Rex Whistler at Mottisfont Abbey, a National Trust property located in Hampshire between Winchester and Salisbury. Whistler decorated the interior of the house in the late 1930s when it … Continue reading

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Waugh Remembered on Fleming Anniversary

A website devoted to the life and works of Ian Fleming has posted an article commemorating two important events on 12 August. One is the birth on that date in 1952 of Caspar, Fleming's only son with his wife Ann. Ian … Continue reading

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Waugh and Ian Fleming

In an article published in the Guardian, Nicholas Lezard reviews the recent collection of Ian Fleming's letters entitled The Man with the Golden Typewriter. This is edited by Fergus Fleming, author of several books and Fleming's  nephew (son of his … Continue reading

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Naming Characters: Waugh and Fleming

In an article in yesterday's Daily Telegraph, Christopher Howse compares the practice of Ian Fleming and Evelyn Waugh to use the names of real persons as characters in their works: "There's nowt so queer as names." In Fleming's James Bond novels, Howse cites … Continue reading

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