Very interesting to read everyone's thoughts here. I participated in a panel for SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) in Jacksonville, Florida, two months ago, where I presented a paper on sexuality and Fleming's treatment of women, focusing on Tiffany Case (ALR also did a write-up of it). She is certainly one of his most fleshed-out leading ladies, for a Bond novel, but I also argue that her character shares tragic traits with Vesper, Vivienne and Tracy. It's interesting to also note that, save Solitaire and Tracy, all of the main women are professionals in their own right and display Fleming's own independent nature. It's a shame that he injected too much of his own prejudices and psychological trauma, prohibiting him from more fully developing their character.