People do connect me with James Bond simply because I happen to like scrambled eggs and short-sleeved shirts and some of the things that James Bond does, but I certainly haven't got his guts nor his very lively appetites.
I don't regard James Bond precisely as a hero, but at least he does get on and do his duty, in an extremely corny way.
I'm not in the Shakespeare stakes. I have no ambition.
If I wait for the genius to come, it just doesn't arrive.
It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world.
Writing about 2,000 words in three hours every morning, 'Casino Royale' dutifully produced itself. I wrote nothing and made no corrections until the book was finished. If I had looked back at what I had written the day before I might have despaired.
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