RARA-AVIS: The size of his toys

Martha Pennigar (msmartha@earthlink.net)
Thu, 25 Nov 1999 07:43:06 -0500

According to some article I read sometime somewhere, the reason for all the loving details of Bond's wardrobe, cuisine, car, and so forth, is that England was still on strict post-WWII rationing when Fleming began writing the books. He deliberately embellished those details, providing vicarious gustatory and sartorial thrills for readers whose lives were pretty dreary.


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