262: Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me
***By far the most sexually explicit of all the James Bond novels, a fact reflected in Fleming's inscription. The sons, of course, lapped up the tale, which uniquely among the Bond novels was told by a woman in the first person. Embarrassed in conservative London circles, Fleming even subsequently blocked a paperback edition of the book in the U.K. until after his death. It was banned in several countries..
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