Bond books on sale
BOND writer Ian Fleming’s books, given to his friend Noel Coward, are going under the hammer.
The first editions, inscribed by the author to the playwright and actor, are being sold by The Noel Coward Foundation via auction house Christie’s.
Books in Wednesday’s sale include Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, Live And Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me.
The latter, the most sexually explicit Bond novel, is inscribed: “To Noel, read and burn!, from Ian.”
Ian Fleming wrote notes inside the books