AN EARLY draft of Ian Fleming’s Dr No has revealed James Bond’s original name was Barry Clams.
Fleming believed the surname ‘Clams’ was both ‘quintessentially English and suggestive of someone who was really good at keeping a secret’.
The author wrote in his diary: “I like Barry as a name for my spy. And his middle name will be Toby.
“He will know how to bleed a radiator and he will never lose a game of dominoes.”
Fleming added: “I think Barry’s favourite drink should be Tizer. Or perhaps Vimto.”