RARA-AVIS: Fleming

Sat, 27 Nov 1999 21:20:47 -0400

> > 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?

Kingsley Amis, the author of 'Lucky Jim,' yes.

His son, Martin Amis, no.

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