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Solange is a fictional former staff officer employed the British Secret Service. The character name 'Solange' is first introduced in Ian Fleming's James Bond short story From a View to a Kill. A more fleshed-out character bearing the same name was created for his subsequent short story 007 in New York, first published in the New York Herald Tribune, in 1963.

Biography

The name Solange is first mentioned during the short story From a View to a Kill. As James Bond sits in a French café thinking about his recent failed assignment on the Austro-Hungarian border, he decides to give Paris one more chance in the hopes of finding a girl and taking her to dinner; fantasizing about placating her with fifty thousand francs and saying: "I propose to call you Donatienne, or possibly Solange, because these are names that suit my mood and the evening."[1]

Solange later features in 007 in New York. Due to its brief length, very little is revealed of Solange's background, other than her prior professional relationship with Bond in the Secret Service. Now earning her living in New York, working in Abercrombie's Indoor Games Department, she was cohabiting with a Soviet agent of the KGB attached to the UN. Knowing that the FBI and the CIA are getting close to learning her identity, the head of the British Secret Service, M, sends Bond to inform her. Their original plans to meet at a Reptile House at the Central Park Zoo go awry after it is discovered there is no Reptile House. Urgent and embarrassing telephone calls with London headquarters ensue, followed by an untidy meeting at midnight beside the skating rink at Rockefeller Center with tears and threats of suicide from the English girl.

See Also

References

  1. Fleming, Ian [1960] (2006). "1: From a View to a Kill", For Your Eyes Only (in English). Penguin Classics, p.006. ISBN 9780141188713.