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April 20, 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."

For more information click here: Ian Fleming's Villa, Goldeneye, or click here for books by Ian Fleming and here for Espionage Fiction.

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  • Philip (Charles Louis) Zilcken (1857-1930), Dutch printmaker, painter, writer, draughtsman, engraver (L'arrivée des bateaux; Le long de la plage; Après la tempête)
  • W.H. (William Henry) Davies (1871-1940), Welsh poet ( Young Emma; Autobiography of a Super Tramp; Beggars; The Bird of Paradise; The Loneliest Mountain)
  • Robert Lynd (pseudonym Y.Y.) (1879-1949), Irish literary essayist (The Book of This and That; Pleasures of Ignorance; The Sporting Life and Other Trifles)
  • Martinus Nijhoff (1894-1953), Dutch poet, essayist (Het Uur U; Awater; De Moeder de Vrouw)
  • K. Alexander Müller (Switzerland b. 1927), 1987 Nobel Laureate in Physics (superconductivity in ceramic materials)
  • Ian Watson (b. 1943), British sci-fi author (The Embedding; The Inquisition War: The Flies of Memory)
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