Book signing at Bond in Motion, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst: 15 January 2012

My friends in the Ian Fleming Foundation invited me to join them for the press launch of the first iteration of Bond in Motion, back at dear old Beaulieu in January 2012. The exhibition subsequently went on to enjoy great acclaim at the London Transport Museum, and is currently drawing crowds to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

The Beaulieu shop very kindly recalled the book supported by dear old Edward, Lord Montagu – by then in a wheelchair, but still very involved on the day – and arranged for me to do a signing.

I brought along a book from my shelves too. Andrew Lycett wrote what I will always consider the definitive biography of Ian Fleming (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995). In 2012, he was a member of the Ian Fleming Foundation, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to get my copy signed. His dedication remains an inspiration, even though ten years have passed and I’m still working on Whitney Straight…