Re: RARA-AVIS: fleming

R.A. Newman (
Fri, 26 Nov 1999 11:18:44 +0000 (GMT)

> Re Amis' 'Colonel Sun', Fleming's widow was vociferously averse to his
> writing a Bond book. Apparently she thought Amis would change 007 into
> 'Lucky Jim Bond', careering through the streets of Wigan with a gun in one
> hand and fish-n-chips in the other. And she thought he would insinuate all
> sorts of disgusting socialist proapaganda into the novel.

I think Amis puts in more than enough crass anti-communism to compensate for any fears she may have had. But then, Amis had a conservative streak himself, didn't he?

Ray Newman

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