‘Fleming, Ian Fleming – The Author as Collector’ talk with Jon Gilbert

Ian Fleming with Typewriter

Jon Gilbert, author of the award-winning Ian Fleming Bibliography, antiquarian book dealer and collector, will enlighten the audience with his insightful knowledge of the Bond author. Not only did Fleming set up The Book Collector 65 years ago, he also managed to create one of the most inspiring book collections. The theme? Books that changed the world.

His collection is now part of the Lilly Library and Jon will talk about some of the highlights and Ian’s collecting secrets, but also about the Bond creator’s reading habits – his love of poetry, thrillers and adventure stories.

Ian’s nephew James Fleming will be introducing Jon, who will be joined by Fergus Fleming for a short Q&A afterwards.

Lecture followed by drinks reception sponsored by The Book Collector.

By kind permission of the Institute of English Studies

Places are limited, so do book in advance.

Event: ‘Fleming, Ian Fleming – The Author as Collector’
Location: Senate Room, Senate House, London, WC1E
Date: Wednesday, 31 May, 2017
Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM (BST)
Tickets: Free

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