4. Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born by Matthew Parker
Release Date: March 11th from Pegasus
Why You’ll Love it: You’ll understand the magnetic James Bond like you never have before against the backdrop of Jamaica’s independence from British Rule.
Description: For two months every year, from 1946 to his death 18 years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s stunning north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here.
Goldeneye explores the huge influence of Jamaica on the creation of Fleming’s iconic post-war hero. It also examines his Jamaican friendships—his extraordinary circle included Errol Flynn, the Oliviers, international politicians and British royalty, as well as his close neighbor Noel Coward—and trace his changing relationship with Ann Charteris and the emergence of Blanche Blackwell as his Jamaican soulmate.