Award winning author and screenwriter William Boyd CBE was commissioned by the Ian Fleming estate to write an official James Bond novel, which was published in 2013 on the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of Fleming’s Casino Royale. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1983, and is also an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He divides his time between London and South West France. Look out for a his new novel, Love is Blind which is out soon. Tonight's story is taken from his collection of short stories, The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth.