Launch day event planned for Solo in London

July 11th, 2013 by

William Boyd is to publicly discuss his James Bond novel Solo when it is launched on September 26th. The event will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, part of the South Bank complex in London, where Boyd will discuss 007 and Ian Fleming with GQ literary editor Olivia Cole. Source: The Book Bond

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James Bond holiday destinations #8 – Scotland

July 11th, 2013 by

It was not until On Her Majesty’s Secret Service that Ian Fleming even hinted that James Bond had Scottish blood, but neither could we have guessed that he was half Swiss. These were things that were only confirmed at the end for You Only Live Twice, when his premature obituary was published in The Times, […]

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William Boyd to discuss Solo in Edinburgh

July 10th, 2013 by

William Boyd is set to appear at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh on 30th September to discuss his James Bond novel, Solo. The event is open to the public and will see the author discuss the book with David Robinson, the Scotsman’s literary editior. Solo will be released in the UK on 26th September and […]

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James Bond holiday destinations #7 – United States

July 8th, 2013 by

The United States seems to have held a particular fascination for Ian Fleming and was certainly not as familiar a destination for British readers when he was writing the James Bond books as it is today. These were the years just after the Second World War that are considered to be a golden age for […]

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New 007 Fragrance launched at Goodwood

July 5th, 2013 by

Yet another 007 Fragrance was launched yesterday at Goodwood, where Ben Collins, former Stig and Quantum of Solace stunt driver showed off in an Aston Martin DBS. On display alwo was a Jaguar XKR (Die Another Day), a Rolls-Royce Phantom III (Goldfinger), an Aston Martin V8 Volante from (The Living Daylights) and an Aston Martin DB5. […]

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Sky Movies’ 007 channel to show James Bond special features

July 5th, 2013 by

The re-launched 007 channel on Sky Movies is to feature a number of special features, according to a report by MI6. The programmes include Iconic Moments, Skyfall on Set, Bond Girls Are Forever, Now Pay Attention 007, The Bond Cocktail, James Bond Downriver, Death in Venice and Bond on Location. Fans who own DVD or […]

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James Bond holiday destinations #6 – France

July 4th, 2013 by

The first time in the books that James Bond visits France is Casino Royale, when he is sent to the fictional town of Royale-les-Eaux to defeat Le Chiffre at the gambling tables. However, he visits France on several occasions afterwards, including the drive down through France into Switzerland while tailing Goldfinger, or the events contained […]

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James Bond holiday destinations #5 – Brazil

July 1st, 2013 by

If you think of Brazil then probably a few things come to mind; the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, beaches and football for instance; or Sugarloaf mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Bossa Nova rhythms and the Amazon rainforest; or, more recently, the pro-reform protests. James Bond touched down there in Moonraker, after finding […]

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