Today is Ian Fleming’s birthday.
He would have been 103.
Fleming, the father of the James Bond books, was an English aristocrat.
His UPper class family was shocked by his books.
They were also shocked by the way he lived. He lived a littl too hard.
He said, “I have always smoked and drunk and loved too much. In fact I have lived not too long but too much. One day the Iron Crab will get me. Then I shall have died of living too much.”
He died in 1964, on his son’s 12th birthday.
As much as I love the Bond books, and the Bond movies, I find it especially intriguing that the same man who gave us Dr. No, Goldfinger, and Thunderball, wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!