"Stuff is eaten by dogs, broken by family and friends, sanded down by the wind, frozen by the mountains, lost by the prairie, burnt off by the sun, washed away by the rain. So you are left with dogs, family, friends, sun, rain, wind, prairie and mountains. What more do you want?"
Sunday, July 17, 2016
"James Bond's Armourer"
Geoffrey Boothroyd really did write me on Model 12 Winchesters. He also really held that "position"- a critical letter to Ian Fleming on guns, early in the series, led to Fleming's whimsically writing him into the books as a character.
With Fleming, early in his career.
Here is the Winchester letter. He later provided an intro to John Hill. "Johnny UK", who became a good friend, over our mutual interests in Darnes.
Of course it was a young and beautiful Betsy who, with Joan van Ness, attended a wild party at Goldeneye, Fleming's Jamaica estate. Everybody knows everybody.