For our next event, we have been cordially invited to a lecture, Q&A and drinks reception on Ian Fleming, the author as collector.
The event is part of London Rare Books Week 2017, which coincides with the ABA Olympia and PBFA Book Fair and is jointly hosted by the Ian Fleming Society and The Book Collector. The lecture will be given by Jon Gilbert, author of the award-winning Ian Fleming Bibliography, antiquarian book dealer and collector, who 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.
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.
The lecture will then be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by The Book Collector.
The event will be held in The Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU on 31 May 2017, 18:00-20:00.
Details about how to register for this event will be posted shortly and so watch this space.