Ian Fleming's long time agent Peter Janson-Smith has died, aged 93.
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Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:24 PM
Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:31 PM
The Bookseller obituary
Ah, no obituary is complete without a Kingsley Amis drinking story...
"Peter seemed ill at ease there and made little mark as a commissioning editor. His office boasted an enormous fridge; I worked for the press at the time, and remember how Peter and I would often meet Kingsley Amis to discuss his forthcoming New Oxford Book of Light Verse. On the dot of 11.15 a.m. Amis would invariably say ‘Peter, that fridge looks interesting.’ The first of many corks was pulled, and progress on the book ground to a halt."
More obituaries, including one from the official IFP website