But most interestingly, this set from Penguin was the first to acknowledge on their covers that these original 007 stories are set in the 1950s and '60s. Until this set, publishers either updated Bond's look on their covers (Jove) or concealed the period setting behind iconic Bondian imagery (Berkley). Yes, this is your father's James Bond -- and there's nothing wrong with that!
These covers proved to be very popular and Penguin would release them in the UK as mass market paperbacks in 2006 with new introductions (which included Bond authors Charlie Higson and Jeffery Deaver). A new collection of short stories, Quantum of Solace, was released as a trade edition with a matching Fahey cover in the U.S. in 2008.