Thursday, August 18, 2022

Did You Know

Did you know, that Ian Fleming wanted an unassuming name for his main character in Casino Royal?  Mr.Fleming was a birder and one of his favorite books was Birds of West Indies by James Bond.  He decided the author's name fit the bill nicely. 


 

14 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's definitely news to me. Interesting!

Valerie-Jael said...

I didn't know this at all! Hugs, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

News to me too - as is the fact that the author was a birder.

CJ Kennedy said...

Cool!

Christine said...

Interesting.

Jamie Ghione said...

Amazing.

D.L. Finn said...

I didn't know that :) xo

Birgit said...

I knew that! I wonder if that author, if alive at the time, knew about this. He should have received some royalty cheque.

Sandra Cox said...

Elizabeth, Who'd a thought?
Denise, Your Double 007 factoid:)
Birgit, Good job!

Sandra Cox said...

Val, Your Bond. James Bond factoid:)
Christine, Glad you thought so:)
EC, One just doesn't think of the author of the dashing James Bond being a birder, right?
Jamie, It sure is:)
CJ, I thought so too:)

Jeanie said...

Learning something new every day!

J.P. Alexander said...

Uy no lo sabia, te mando un beso.

Sandra Cox said...

Jeanie, There ya go:)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Goodness! What an unlikely background for the name of a suave, sophisticate, glamorous spy like 007 was!