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Mar 21, 2023

Ian Fleming Publications has announced that Ian Fleming's works are being edited. They are removing or altering language in the books. This has caused quite a lively discussion amongst James Bond fans and literary fans in general.

This announcement comes shortly after a similar announcement about Roald Dahl's books.

In this podcast episode, Dan and Tom discuss the impact of these changes. Along with their own thoughts, they bring in comments from members of the SpyMovieNavigator Facebook page.

As this seems to be a trend, We look not just at written works, but editing other works of art as well. Are people offended by these changes? What would Shakespeare think?

So, are the comments positive or negative to this rewriting effort? Listen to find out! Then, send us a comment about the discussion at We'd love to hear from you. Do you think that it is good to see Ian Fleming's works edited?

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