My 'Real James Bond' Talk Is Friday!
October 22, 2020
My free Zoom talk on "The Real James Bond" is tomorrow (Friday, Oct, 23) at 8 p.m.
The real-life James Bond was an ornithologist and noted naturalist/adventurer from Philadelphia who was an expert on the birds of the Caribbean.
When Ian Fleming was looking for a name for his fictional British secret agent, he looked at the cover of his birding bible, Birds of the West Indies, saw the author’s name, and simply stole it.
My talk for the Fyke Nature Association will cover such topics as Bond’s iconic field guide, his identity theft by Ian Fleming, and Bond’s solo expeditions to the Caribbean.
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