Bond creator takes pop at female drivers and casual sex in ‘guide to life’

JAMES Bond creator Ian Fleming was wary of female drivers — and those looking for casual sex, a notebook of his musings reveals.

The writer and ex-intelligence officer made the jottings as he penned 007 adventure You Only Live Twice in 1962.

Bond creator Ian Fleming was wary of female drivers, his notebook reveals

Bond creator Ian Fleming was wary of female drivers, his notebook revealsCredit: Getty
Fleming had a less-than-PC guide on how to live

Fleming had a less-than-PC guide on how to live

Among his observations was a 13-point guide on how to live.

It included the less-than-PC advice: “Beware of motorcars with two women in the front seat.”

He also suggested steering well clear of women who wear a bracelet on their left ankles — widely thought to be a come-on to anyone looking for casual sex or extra-marital affair.

The 39-page notebook, has emerged for sale in the US today.

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His warnings, however, are not just confined to women, as he suggests: “Tread carefully in the company of moustaches, sideburns, or beards.”

Fleming, the wealthy son of an MP, appears none too keen on the ruling class, saying: “Avoid people who call you ‘Old Boy’, and all politicians.”

Pets were also deemed a no-no as the writer warned: “Don’t buy anything that eats.”

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The heavy smoker and drinker who died of heart disease aged 56 in 1964, advocates restraint but adds: “Don’t worry about cirrhosis of the liver or cancer.”

And in a nod to the book he was writing, his last words of advice were: “Live until you’re dead.”

James Bond was played most recently on film by Daniel Craig

James Bond was played most recently on film by Daniel CraigCredit: Handout