Item #66270 Contribute 'A Golfing Nightmare' and 'The Terrible Dr. No' to Encore; The Sunday Times Book, Second Year. Edited by Leonard Russell. Ian FLEMING, Raymond, CHANDLER.
Contribute 'A Golfing Nightmare' and 'The Terrible Dr. No' to Encore; The Sunday Times Book, Second Year. Edited by Leonard Russell.
Contribute 'A Golfing Nightmare' and 'The Terrible Dr. No' to Encore; The Sunday Times Book, Second Year. Edited by Leonard Russell.

Contribute 'A Golfing Nightmare' and 'The Terrible Dr. No' to Encore; The Sunday Times Book, Second Year. Edited by Leonard Russell.

London: Micheal Joseph, 1963. [Literary articles/essays/anecdotes] FIRST EDITION. Large octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.406. Publisher's red cloth, top edge blue with original pictorial dust-jacket priced at 25s. Discreet initials to endpaper, jacket clipped otherwise a particularly fine, fresh copy. Outstanding. A collection of outstanding articles contributed to the Sunday Times, this is the first edition in book-form. Ian Fleming provides a humorous report on his performance in the Bowmaker Invitation Amateur/Professional Tournament at the Royal Berkshire (a James Bond golf course). Like Fleming, 007 was a keen golfer, noted as playing "on courses around London - Huntercombe, Swanley, Sunningdale, the Berkshire." There are also articles from close friends within the Fleming/Sunday Times circle, including Cyril Connolly (the poet and 'Bond' parody author), Leonard Russell (Fleming's editor), Robert Harling (noted typographer, served under Fleming in 30 Assault Unit), Lord David Cecil (former Eton schoolmate), Evelyn Waugh (novelist and friend), thriller writers and literary mentors Raymond Chandler and William Somerset Maugham, and Henry Longhurst (golfing colleague). Item #66270

Gilbert C65, see also page 204.

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