James Bond http://nwpr.org en Book News: Shaken, Stirred: Ian Fleming's Racy Love Letters To Be Sold http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-shaken-stirred-ian-flemings-racy-love-letters-be-sold <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>James Bond creator Ian Fleming's ardent and occasionally brutal letters to his Austrian lover <a href="http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/rare-books/inscribed-books-signed-or-with-letter/archive-of-his-correspondence-with-edith-morpurgo-an-austrian-girlfriend/">are up for sale</a> from a U.K. dealer of rare books. Written in the 1930s, the letters to Edith Morpurgo show a "tempestuous relationship, with hints of sadomasochism," according to bookseller Peter Harrington. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:31:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 43522 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Shaken, Stirred: Ian Fleming's Racy Love Letters To Be Sold A Cure For Sochi Fatigue, Shaken, Not Stirred http://nwpr.org/post/cure-sochi-fatigue-shaken-not-stirred The Sochi Winter Olympics haven't been short on drama: The Russians upset the South Koreans in figure skating; the Dutch upset us in speed-skating; everybody got upset about Bob Costas's eye infection. But after two weeks and a <em>great</em> deal of curling, a certain amount of Sochi fatigue is setting in. So it might be refreshing to look back at one of the iconic heroes of winter sports: Agent 007 himself, James Bond.<p>Bond's career as a winter athlete peaks in Ian Fleming's 11th novel, <em>On Her Majesty's Secret Service</em>. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:47:00 +0000 Lev Grossman 41939 at http://nwpr.org A Cure For Sochi Fatigue, Shaken, Not Stirred If You Drank Like James Bond, You'd Be Shaken, Too http://nwpr.org/post/if-you-drank-james-bond-youd-be-shaken-too We all know James Bond had a hankering for martinis. But it looks like the international spy threw back far more <a href="http://cocktails.about.com/od/ginrecipes/r/vesper_cocktail.htm">Vespers</a>, his martini of choice, than was good for him.<p>Dr. Indra Neil Guha, a liver specialist, and his colleagues at Nottingham University Hospital in England spent a year poring over Ian Fleming's James Bond <a href="http://www.ianfleming.com/james-bond-2/">books</a> and tabulating how many drinks the suave spy drank a day.<p>Their conclusion? Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:43:00 +0000 editor 38683 at http://nwpr.org If You Drank Like James Bond, You'd Be Shaken, Too Spies And Novelists Both 'Accomplished Liars,' Says New Bond Author http://nwpr.org/post/spies-and-novelists-both-accomplished-liars-says-new-bond-author William Boyd is one of the great living British novelists — and now he's tackling one of the great British heroes.<br /> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 15:11:00 +0000 NPR Staff 35411 at http://nwpr.org Spies And Novelists Both 'Accomplished Liars,' Says New Bond Author