James Bond to deliver UK's letters now

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London, Oct 22 (UNI) Letters from Britain will soon 'Bond' with the best.

The Royal Mail yesterday unveiled a set of stamps that feature the covers of Ian Fleming's Bond novels. They will go on sale from January 8 to mark the 100th anniversary of the author's birth in 1908.

Each of the stamps show different editions of six Bond books -- Casino Royale, Dr No, Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only and From Russia With Love.

Fleming wrote 14 Bond novels, which have sold more 100 million across the world.

''It is a privilege for Ian Fleming's novels to be celebrated by the Royal Mail special stamps' programme,'' The Telegraph quoted Corinne Turner, of Ian Fleming Publications, as saying.

Julietta Edgar, Head of Royal Mail Special Stamps said, ''Fictional heroes don't come much more famous than James Bond, so it's entirely appropriate that we start our 2008 special stamp programme by honouring his creator, Ian Fleming.'' Fans can also look forward to a new James Bond novel, Devil May Care, which has been written by Sebastian Faulks.

UNI

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