Fictional spy created by Ian Fleming, who first appeared in the novel 'Casino Royale', but see Fleming's page for an alternative origin for Bond. Eleven further novels and two short story collections followed. The film franchise of the novels started in 1962 with 'Dr. No'. Since Fleming's death in 1964, the character has appeared in novels by several other authors including Kingsley Amis.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk