By Rory Reynolds
A RARE first edition copy of Ian Fleming’s Live and Let Die has turned up in a bin bag at a charity shop – the second time a Bond book has scooped the store a fortune.
Staff at the Oxfam bookshop in Edinburgh spied the rare 007 thriller – first published in 1954 – in a bag of donations.
They couldn’t believe their luck when they fished out the Scots author’s second novel.
But its good condition could see it fetch far more.Last week, a first edition copy of Fleming’s Moonraker – in poor condition – was sold to a private bidder for £1300 at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh.
Bookshop manager Andy Crosby said: “007 seems to bring a bit of luck to our shop.
“We don’t know who donated the book but I would like to thank them very much for their extremely generous donation.”
The book is the second Bond novel to make the shop a packet after first edition of From Russia With Love, worth £300, turned up last year.
Live and Let Die is often considered the most controversial of the Scots author’s books due its depiction of Afro-Caribbean people and voodoo practices.