James Bond forms few real attachments, and that allows him to do his job — but everyone has a family. Fleming originally thought that four Bond books were enough, but his publisher persuaded him to wait until he had written 10 before killing the character — a fake death, it turned out, but one that necessitated an obituary, to be included in the You Only Live Twice novel. Readers learned that Bond’s parents were Andrew Bond, a Scottish man, and a Swiss woman named Monique Delacroix. The elder Mr. Bond worked for a weapons company and brought his family on many business trips; both parents died when the boy was 11. He lived with an aunt in England after that, studied at Eton and Fettes College in Edinburgh, graduated from high school at 17 and was then recruited by the Royal Navy. (Fleming himself studied at Eton and was recruited into naval intelligence.) The world is not enough is the Bond family motto.
And how old was Bond? Depends whom you ask, since he’s always in the prime of life. In the movie Casino Royale, his birthday is given as April 13, 1968 — the same month and day that Casino Royale came out as a novel, and the same year Daniel Craig was born.