GoldenEye: The Jamaican Property Where James Bond Was Born

Lesson of the day:

She Is Going Places

James Bond fans: did you know that this suave British Secret Service agent was born in Jamaica? Literally.

Writer Ian Fleming, who created Bond in 1953 and featured him in 14 novels and a collection of short stories, first came to Jamaica during World War II for a conference and fell in love with the country. He made a promise to himself to return and after the war he went back and acquired 19 acres of property in Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica’s north coast for building a home.
The Fleming Villa - ExteriorLiving Room in Fleming Villa

It was in this basic bungalow retreat called GoldenEye where Fleming would begin to pen β€œCasino Royale,” his first book introducing Bond during his winter stays. He went on to write every single Bond thriller, every January and February he was there. (Bonus fact: The spy’s name is said to come from a reference book on birds by James Bond, an ornithologist.)

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