Ian Fleming

Der Mann, der James Bond, den Geheimagenten erfand (und „Chitty Chitty Bang Bang“ schrieb) wurde heute vor 100 Jahren geboren. Zur Feier des Tages listet The Scotsman → 100 things you didn’t know about Ian Fleming“.

19 He named the house after both a wartime operation and Carson McCullers´ novel Reflections in a Golden Eye.

20 Two years ago, Goldeneye was converted by its owner, Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, into an exclusive holiday resort.

21 Blackwell´s mother, Blanche Blackwell, had had an affair with Fleming and gave him a small boat, Octopussy, which provided the title of one of his Bond stories.