A Letter of Note

Imagine writing a letter to a literary legend, and getting a response that begins:
I really am most grateful for your splendid letter of May 23rd. 
You have entirely convinced me and I propose, perhaps not in the next volume of James Bond's memoirs but, in the subsequent one, to change his weapons in accordance with your instructions. 
Since I am not in the habit of stealing another man's expertise, I shall ask you in due course to accept remuneration for your most valuable technical aid...[this goes on for two pages]
[Signed, Ian Fleming]