Diamonds Are Forever (1956)

The fourth James Bond novel. Henchman Kidd's nickname was changed from ‘Boofy’ to ‘Dolly’ by Fleming in later British editions, after objections were raised by Anne Fleming's cousin, the Lord Arran, who was known to his friends as ‘Boofy’ Gore. (Fleming often “borrowed” the names of friends and relatives for use in his books, and this is the only known instance of an appropriation that led to an apology by Fleming and a character's subsequent name change.)


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Publication History

First Editions

Later British Hardbacks

British Paperbacks

Later American Hardbacks

American Book Clubs

American Paperbacks


Contained in

Agent 007 James Bond (1988) Ian Fleming (1980) James Bond 007: Five Complete Novels (1988) The James Bond Collection (2012) A James Bond Omnibus (1973) A James Bond Quintet (1993) More Gilt-Edged Bonds (1965)