Hey, you guys missed April 13th, 1953

j7wildj7wild Suspended
edited April 2011 in Literary 007 Posts: 823
British publishing house Jonathan Cape publishes Ian Fleming’s first novel, Casino Royale, on April 13th, 1953, introducing the world to literature’s most famous spy: James Bond, 007.


  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 19,182
    58 years ago... wow! This shall be an interesting celebration in two years. Thanks for alerting us, j7. Hopefully you'll do the same in two years minus one day. ;;)
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    edited April 2011 Posts: 3,129
    Happy Belated Big 5-8 to CR, the one that started it all! :)

    In retrospect, it's a happy coincidence that I picked the CR novel for my profile pic on April 13.
  • Happy (late) Birthday CR! The one that began a phenomenon of fans for Bond! Love the fact that my avatar is of Eva Green who played Vesper in the EON-adaptoon of the book :)
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    Happy belated birthday Casino Royale. 58 and still a cracker. :)
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    That's some achievement that Bond is still around in the public's mind all these years later. Mr. Fleming would be proud.
  • St_GeorgeSt_George Shuttling Drax's lovelies to the space doughnut - happy 40th, MR!
    Posts: 1,699
    So the cinematic Bond celebrates its fiftieth next year and the literary Bond its sixtieth the following year? Those are two big anniversaries in the world of Bond and no mistake... :)
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