James Bond and the Second World War

October 6th, 2015 by


What did James Bond do in the Second World War? I started thinking about this recently when I read William Boyd’s continuation novel Solo in which Bond, from the point of view of the late 1960s, experiences flashbacks to the war.

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Ian Fleming: the brain behind Bond [Video]

October 1st, 2015 by


The entire interview with Ian Fleming filmed at Goldeneye and originally screened on CBC in August 1964. The programme runs for 27 minutes and was the final interview with Fleming before he died.

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Competition: signed copies of new book on Ian Fleming up for grabs

September 26th, 2015 by

The Man with the Golden Typewriter Jacket

Readers of The James Bond Dossier have the chance to win one of three copies of a new book on Ian Fleming. Read on to learn how you can enter the competition. The Man With The Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters is published on 8th October. Edited by Fergus Fleming, nephew of Bond’s creator, The James Bond […]

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James Bond books: the continuation novels

September 25th, 2015 by


Anthony Horowitz’s book Trigger Mortis is just the latest addition in a long line of James Bond continuation novels started following the death of Ian Fleming. Here we look at the authors of all the continuation novels to date. The continuation authors Kingsley Amis John Pearson John Gardner Raymond Benson Sebastian Faulks Jeffery Deaver William Boyd […]

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Review: ‘Trigger Mortis’ by Anthony Horowitz

September 9th, 2015 by

Trigger Mortis - US and UK covers

The thing about the James Bond continuation novels is this. There comes a moment in each of the books when the author makes a misstep that jars. The result? As a reader I am taken out of the story completely. So, I wondered, how long it would be until the first misstep in Trigger Mortis, Anthony Horowitz’s latest […]

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‘Casino Royale’: The Film That Saved A Franchise

August 28th, 2015 by

Daniel Craig - New James Bond movie Casino Royale

A close look at how and why Casino Royale turned the franchise around.

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Infographic: the most successful James Bond movie ever

July 29th, 2015 by

Most successful James Bond movie

Recently I crunched box office numbers for all the James Bond movies released by Eon Productions to date. The idea was to go beyond the inflation-adjusted figures that have been reported before and to find out the most successful Bond films based on other than simply the box-office take. Skyfall was the first Bond film to earn […]

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Watch the full ‘SPECTRE’ trailer online

July 22nd, 2015 by


Today the eagerly awaited trailer for SPECTRE was released online. Click the play button to watch it above and then leave a comment below to let me know what you think of it.  

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Video review: The World According to Blofeld’s Cat

July 15th, 2015 by

The World According to Blofeld's Cat

If you thought Blofeld owned a nice cuddly white moggie then think again! This book presents the true world view of Blofeld’s cat as he takes aim at just about everything possible in the modern world. Full of laughs and great drawings, including a diagram of a volcano lair. You can buy The World According […]

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Box office figures for the James Bond series

July 15th, 2015 by

The most successful James Bond movie ever

Skyfall notched up an impressive box office as the first billion dollar Bond film and was widely reported as the most successful Bond film ever. The trouble is, there are many ways of measuring success of which box office take is just one. Also, it is not necessarily the best.  The trouble with reporting straight box office figures though is […]

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