2 October 2021
The Bonds dog.
It is said of Ian Fleming that he didn’t like dogs after he was bitten by one of his fathers basset hounds at the age of six. But this picture tells another story. It shows the author clearly at ease with a couple of mongrels, using the Remington typewriter on which he created the James Bond novels. The photo was taken at Goldeneye, the home he built in 1947 on Jamaica’s North Coast. Noel Coward, who was his tenant there for three months, called it ‘Golden eye, Nose and Throat’ because it reminded him of a hospital.