It was in New York, on the way home from Goldeneye in March 1954 that Fleming noticed an advertisement in American Vogue, ‘A Diamond is Forever’.  This sparked his imagination and lured James Bond into his next mission investigating the spectacular world of international diamond smuggling.  The book’s cover was painted by Pat Marriott, the wife of Cape publisher, Michael Howard.

Diamonds Are Forever

1st edition book jacket of Diamonds Are Forever, created by Pat Marriott

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