Rewriting the past: ‘You can’t change James Bond – he is what he is’ says Ian Fleming biographer

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The James Bond you may appreciate today on film is far from the secret agent put on page by British author Ian Fleming. For the 70th anniversary of the publication of the first James Bond book, ‘Casino Royale’, Ian Fleming’s spy novels are to be republished and re-edited this year to accommodate 21st century sensitivities and remove content seen as offensive. Ian Fleming Publications Ltd commissioned a review by “sensitivity readers”, which follows how the Roald Dahl oeuvre recently underwent a similar review and subsequent pruning in order to make the texts more inclusive. Euronews Culture sp…

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