A trove of letters between the author Ian Fleming and his wife, Ann, reveals how their passionate relationship fizzled out after they wed.
You mention bad old bachelor days – the only person you stopped sleeping with when they ceased was me! Ann complained.
The letters demonstrate that Fleming used the Bond novels as an outlet for his libido, according to Sothebys, which is selling the collection with an estimate of 200,000-300,000.
They also reveal his frustrations over producing the 007 stories, at one point saying he was “desperately tired of that ass Bond”.