THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. by FLEMING, Ian

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THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

Edition: First printing

London: Cape, 1962. Black boards stamped in silver and blind, red endpapers. Small bumps to lower outer corners of covers; small, faint erasure to front free endpaper; faintest of yellowing to page edges; else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has a tiny nicks and small soft creases at head of spine. else fine. The "Canadian James Bond", also unusual in that it is told from the viewpoint of the French-Canadian heroine Vivienne Michel (the name of the wife of one of Fleming's golfing partners). Though none of the book is set in Canada (most of the Bond action takes place in upstate New York near the Canadian border), the heroine talks a fair bit about being a Quebecoise, describing her difficulties and isolation in an English boarding school and then in America, also commenting on French-Canadian nationalism. ; Octavo

Book ID: 48547
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