‘Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles’
In Casino Royale, the first of Fleming’s 007 adventures, a game of cards is James Bond’s only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. But Bond soon discovers that there is far more at stake than money.
From Guns and Girls to Cocktails and Cards we all think we know James Bond, but whether you are a diehard fan or have never even seen one of the films, join us to read and discuss Casino Royale, the novel that introduced one of crime fictions most influential and enduring characters.
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