The Folio Society has a number of beautifully illustrated reproductions of Ian Fleming’s Bond novels.  Goldfinger once more features the talents of Fay Dalton, who has provided images and a stunning slipcase.

Illustration by Fay Dalton from The Folio Society edition of Goldfinger by Ian Fleming ©Fay Dalton 2018

Auric Goldfinger is a man obsessed with greed and power. He is the money-man for SMERSH, the Soviet counter-intelligence agency and Bond is assigned the mission to get to the bottom of his suspicious operations. But when a glamorous blonde is murdered, suffocated under a layer of gold paint, Bond begins to realise that Goldfinger’s ambitions are more sinister than he could have imagined.

Illustration by Fay Dalton from The Folio Society edition of Goldfinger by Ian Fleming ©Fay Dalton 2018

Fay Dalton is a London-based illustrator. She has a first-class degree in Illustration and was the winner of the 2010 Pickled Ink Award for illustration. Fay combines traditional drawing and painting methods with digital painting. She has also illustrated From Russia With Love (2016), Dr No (2017) and Casino Royal (2017) for The Folio Society.

Illustration by Fay Dalton from The Folio Society edition of Goldfinger by Ian Fleming ©Fay Dalton 2018

The presentation of the book, from the artwork on the case, to the printing on the spine, is lovely – just like the other books in the series.

Having read the James Bond books when I was a child I was eager to see the illustrations from Fay Dalton and how well they integrated into the story, and I wasn’t disappointed. The  illustrations are amazing and really help to bring certain scenes to life, just like the other books in the series.

If you are a fan of James Bond books, this one is a must for your collection. I cant wait to see which book The Folio Society and Fay Dalton release next.

The Folio Society edition of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger, illustrated by Fay Dalton, is exclusively available from www.foliosociety.com priced £34.95.