007 WRITER’S ODD RULES FOR LIVING THE SPY LIFE
JAMES Bond creator Ian Fleming’s rules to stay suave and sophisticated in real life include steering clear of stinky people and women who wear ankle bracelets!
A full list of do’s and don’ts — penned in a 39-page memo as
Fleming was drafting his 11th 007 novel, You Only Live Twice, in 1962 — is being auctioned off by Heritage Auctions of Dallas, Texas. Fleming, who died in 1964, listed 13 rules, including instructions not to keep pets or trust “motorcars with two women in the front seat,” and to “beware of people who smell” and men with facial hair!
As for Bond’s well-known love for martinis that are shaken, not stirred, the man who wrote the sex-and-skulduggery novels that inspired the movie franchise advises: “Don’t worry about cirrhosis of the liver or cancer.”