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Warwick Words Festival: Licence to Thrill 50 years of James Bond

christopher-moran.jpgWarwick Words is a festival of the written and spoken word in the historic town of Warwick. Events are taking place between 13-16 June 2013.

In particular, a lecture on "Licence to Thrill: 50 Years of James Bond" with Christopher Moran is taking place on Saturday 15 June at the Friends Meeting House, 4pm.

James Bond is an institution. He is well known and beloved around the world. In 2012, the year of his fiftieth anniversary on screen, he even escorted the Queen to the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Join intelligence scholar Christopher Moran, author of Classified: Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain, as he seeks to understand Bond’s enduring popularity. From the cars to the cocktails, from the gadgets to the girls, Moran will explore every aspect of Britain’s most dashing and daring secret agent. Moving between fact and fiction, he will reveal remarkable similarities between Bond and the work of real intelligence services. Particular attention will be given to the life of 007’s creator, Commander Ian Fleming, who warwick_words.jpgserved in Naval Intelligence during World War II.

For fans of the franchise, as well as followers of secret history, this talk is not to be missed!

Tickets: £5.00 available from Festival Box Office 01926 776438.

More information is available on the Warwick Words Festival website.