Some sources say Goat Island is the former home and retreat of Ian Fleming, the author and creator of the James Bond series. An article which appeared in Canada's National Post disputed these claims. Fleming biographer Andrew Lycett stated, "Fleming did not have a house --let alone own an island--in Tobago." Zoe Watkins of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., which Fleming's nieces run, said, "As far as we are aware, there is no link between Ian Fleming and Goat Island. The James Bond novels were all written at Fleming's house, Goldeneye, in Jamaica." The same article reports that Fleming conceived of Crab Key, the island lair of the mad scientist Dr. Julius No, during a 1956 trip to a flamingo sanctuary in Inagua.