Press Release: Diamonds are Forever
Illustrated by Fay Dalton
‘Fleming, by reason of his plausibility, sense of pace, brilliant descriptive powers and superb imagination, provides sheer entertainment’
For the fourth book in the Bond series, America is the backdrop for the adventures of Fleming’s hero, taking the reader from the simmering, sulphurous mud baths of Saratoga to the ‘ghastlyglitter’ of Las Vegas. It is in the gambling dens of ’50s Vegas – a world of glamour and gangsters – that we see Bond in his element, sizing up the roulette wheel and casually taking the house for everything it’s got. The only Bond novel not to have roots in the Cold War, Fleming makes certain that Diamonds are Forever has more than its share of larger than life villains and set pieces.
Writing to a friend, Fleming commented with typical humour that for this novel he had included ‘every single method of escape and every variety of suspenseful action that I had omitted from my previous books – in fact everything except the kitchen sink, and if you can think up a good plot involving kitchen sinks, please send it along speedily’.
With the tantalizing combination of Vegas, Bond and Tiffany Case, fans of this series will no doubt be excited to see what series illustrator Fay Dalton has created – and they won’t be disappointed. This is the sixth volume in the Folio Bond collection, featuring the distinctive and stylish binding design inspired by the secret agent’s impeccable suits, and a stunning illustrated slipcase.
Bound in blocked cloth. Set in Miller Text with Folio Bold Condensed as display. 240 pages. 7 full-page colour illustrations. Pictorial slipcase. 9˝ x 6¼˝.
UK £36.95 US $56.95 Can $72.95 Aus $82.95
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