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April 24, 2014

Literary Landmarks: Ian Fleming's Villa

TheMount Ian Fleming's beloved Jamaican home where he wrote 14 of his famous 007 novels. What Fleming loved most about Goldeneye was the out of doors, nature, the sounds and colors, the peace and drama of living by the sea. He delighted in "the blazing sunshine, natural beauty and the most healthy life I could live."

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  • Edmund Cartwright (1743-1823), British inventor of the power loom which revolutionized weaving
  • Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), highly respected British Victorian era novelist (Barchester Towers, Phineas Finn, The Way We Live Now)
  • Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Dutch-born abstract expressionist painter
  • Robert Porter Allen (1904-1963), American author, ornithologist, and conservationist, recognized for his work in saving the whooping crane from extinction
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier (b. 1952), French fashion designer, known as the "enfant terrible" of French fashion and noted for his unusual and playful designs
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