Is this the end of a secret that has lasted for 50 years and the invention by Ian Fleming's character James Bond ? The british author William Boyd claimed Thursday to have discovered the house where lived James Bond in London, a information never revealed by the creator of the character. There would be succeeded by examining carefully the lives of Ian Fleming and his famous works. In the 1950s and 1960s, Ian Fleming wrote 14 books on James Bond, whose two collections of news, but has never revealed the exact place where he lived, even if he had openly said that his charismatic secret agent lived in the london neighbourhood of Chelsea.
After you have reread the entire series before writing in 2013 his own suite, in a novel called "Solo" by William Boyd on Thursday ruled in the Times literary supplement that the british spy was living at 25 Wellington Square, Chelsea. "This is where was the apartment of James Bond," said the writer, adding that James Bond is a fictional character, it was "evident that he was not really somewhere", but you could probably find the apartment that had inspired the author. It started by cross-reference the elements presented in various books of the series.
An investigation in the long course
In "Moonraker" (1955), Fleming portrayed the home of James Bond as "a comfortable apartment overlooking a square planted with trees, next to the King's Road", a famous street in Chelsea. William Boyd then used the description given in "Operation Thunder" (1961), according to which the apartment was located very far by car from Hyde Park, to reduce its perimeter in Wellington Square.
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to determine the exact number, the british author then went on to the personal life of Ian Fleming, is interesting among others to its period as a journalist at the Sunday Times. He then noticed that one of his colleagues, the literary critic Desmond MacCarthy, was living at 25 Wellington Square. He and his wife were known to be "butts in train legendary", who were often in their home "became a kind of salon". "The evidence is convincing. It is very likely that Ian Fleming went to one or more of the parties by the MacCarthys," added William Boyd. According to him, the apartment of the couple had a "long room to the large windows", as described in "from Russia with love" (1957), adding that if the lounge of the spy was described as "lined with books", it was probably a nod to the profession of Desmond MacCarthy.