Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyThe Raucous, Old-Fashioned Friendship of Ian Fleming and Noël Coward

  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00    Permalink
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    For being men of letters, is was not literature that brought together the friendship of Noël Coward and Ian Fleming as much as class and location. Both men were embroiled in the life of leisure and excess characteristic of their upper class when the pair met in Jamaica in the 1940s. There, they could bask in the tropical sun, drink, smoke, swim, dine, pursue lovers, and above all, talk. A taste for fun, debauchery, ego-boosting, and wit mattered most; any overlap of vocation was considered but a welcome accident.

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