Jonathan Hopson

Title: Librarian
Department: Word & Image

I work in the National Art Library with particular responsibility for Special Collections. My favourite Bond novel is "Moonraker" and my favourite Bond film is "Goldfinger". I prefer my martinis stirred, not shaken, to avoid bruising the gin.

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Photograph of Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming : Bibliophile

Ian Fleming died fifty years ago on 12 August 1964, succumbing at the age of 56 to what he termed the ‘Iron Crab’ of heart disease, after a life spent with the same intensity as his enduring hero James Bond. The character shares most of his creator’s enthusiasms – cocktails, casinos, the Caribbean, scrambled eggs, […]

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