»Of course, we do not believe in Bond but there’s some part of us that wants to believe in him, just as his creator did. We want to keep alive the possibility of him. And that is why we are still reading Casino Royale.«
Alan Judd with a new introduction to Ian Fleming’s span style=“font-variant: small-caps;“>Casino Royale. Alongside all 14 of the Bond books, it is published in a new edition next month by Vintage Classics to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film Dr No. Read the new preface at telegraph.co.uk.