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Topic: Folio Society - From Russia with Love

Now available from the Folio Society, very similar to Casino Royale in appearance.

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/RWL/fr … -with-love

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Very nice. Thanks for sharing!  ajb007/martini

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Looks very nice  ajb007/martini

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They are very nice, shame they seem to be producing them in random order and at the rate one a year I will be 73 when the last book is published  ajb007/crap

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Love the artwork!  It would be nice if each book had around 20 or so illustrations, or at least 1 per chapter.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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Have they confirmed they will do the whole collection?

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They look very nice, I like the black cloth cover,  very tactile.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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welshboy78 wrote:

Have they confirmed they will do the whole collection?

Contacted them this morning and this is the reply:

https://s20.postimg.org/rgu02gsz1/answer.jpg

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That's a shame. You think if they start a Bond collection that they would do the full run. Or at least announce the ones that they are doing. Maybe they are only making the most popular or best novels.

I think there was a John Gardner box set like that. They re-released the first few hardcovers. And didn't do the rest.

"Better late than never."

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Yeah kind of puts you off buying any if only part of Flemings works

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welshboy78 wrote:

Yeah kind of puts you off buying any if only part of Flemings works

I guess they could be used as reading copies. But then so could cheaper paperbacks. However you never know, when some Bond books go out of print, they go up in price. I think the Fleming reprints with the slipcases go for a bit these days.

"Better late than never."

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I took FRWL on my holiday to Gran Canary last week ,a great read we all agree on . Now as we all know ,this book was written in 1957 /film version 1963 . The book is a absolute joy ,even by todays standards of technological in put . But wait ,the average man in the 1957 street ,say my dad for arguments sake , what would charcoal broiled lamb ,Turkish Coffee , Raki , ect ect mean to him .
Yes weve all eaten /drunk the above , so the old filing cabinet which is always shakens brain  ajb007/biggrin ,can in a micro second ,pull out the file on Turkish coffee ,and I can relive that joyfull moment .I know what Fleming is trying to portray ,but to my dad ie average bloke in the street ,who was bought up on monkeys tea ,well what did that mean to him . Now im not knocking the book ,far from it ,but if you read a book and it said  ,they feasted on baked yellow Martian sea slug ,we would all have no idea what this meant . Kerim Bey
made me shed a tear at his death and again when I watched it last night ,it was as if knew him ,Flemings writing is so magical ,the human brain ,can conjour up his descriptions ,in a micro second  .So my question would be ,would a reader appreciate more FRWL today than a 50s reader ,who had no idea of foreign travel tastes smells ect .  ajb007/rolleyes

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I don't think a modern audience would necessarily appreciate it more. The Bond novels would definitely be considered more escapist to a 50s audience, people who had never experienced foreign travel or exotic tastes. Your Dad, for example, would have experienced Coffee and Lamb, but not in the manner that Fleming describes them. It is why Fleming's writing gets the most visual when discussing food, clothing and cars, to give the audience of the 50s a glimpse of a life that is otherwise unfathomable.

Now it is different because we are no longer looking through a window at an unobtainable lifestyle and can, if we so wish, sample the things that Fleming describes with much more ease.

The truly impressive thing that Fleming does is write a character and a world that is still interesting to audiences in an era with a much larger middle class and for more opportunities for international travel. His descriptions are so good we still want a part of that lifestyle.

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Last year I received the Folio Society version of Live and Let die. Since then I bought casino Royale and from Russia with love . ( Also got day of the Jackal one of my all time favorites). Contacted the society and have been told that they are putting out more next one this summer

Anthony