The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

Other Editions

Vintage Paperback
UK Audio

Ian Fleming keeps you riveted. His narrative pulls with the smooth power of Bond’s Thunderbird, Sunday Telegraph

Where to buy

The Spy Who Loved Me is available in paperback and as an ebook from the following retailers:

The audiobook is read by Rosamund Pike and is available here:

007 Essentials

First published First published in 1962
The Girl Vivienne Michel
Bond Villain Sol Horror and Sluggsy Morant
The Location England and Canada
The Film 1977 - James Bond played by Roger Moore


Set apart from the other books in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, The Spy Who Loved Me is told from the perspective of a femme fatale in the making––a victim of circumstance with a wounded heart.

Vivienne Michel, a precocious French Canadian raised in the United Kingdom, seems a foreigner in every land. With only a supercharged Vespa and a handful of American dollars, she travels down winding roads into the pine forests of the Adirondacks. After stopping at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court and being coerced into caretaking at the vacant motel for the night, Viv opens the door to two armed mobsters and realizes being a woman alone is no easy task. But when a third stranger shows—a confident Englishman with a keen sense for sizing things up—the tables are turned.

Still reeling in the wake of Operation Thunderball, Bond had planned for his jaunt through the Adirondacks to be a period of rest before his return to Europe. But that all changes when his tire goes flat in front of a certain motel…


Classic Quote

There was no one to be seen, no movement except the flames at which the wind tugged intermittently to keep the blaze alive. Now some of the bordering trees behind the cabins were almost catching and sparks were blowing from their drying branches away into the darkness.

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