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Happy Birthday Ian

Ian Fleming, born 100-years ago today, May 28, 1908

The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. Then the soul-erosion produced by high gambling – a compost of greed and fear and nervous tension – becomes unbearable and the senses awake and revolt from it.

James Bond suddenly knew that he was tired.

The opening paragraphs of his first novel, Casino Royale.

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