William Boyd talks about James Bond, Ian Fleming and ‘Solo’ (3/3) [Video]

September 26th, 2013 by

The last of three videos in which William Boyd discusses his new James Bond novel, Solo. Also see part 1 and part 2. Buy Solo online Amazon UK: Hardback | Kindle Amazon US: Hardback | Kindle

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Report from ‘Solo’ press launch at The Dorchester

September 26th, 2013 by

Today sees the release of the new James Bond novel – Solo – by William Boyd. It is a special year for Bond books, as 2013 is the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of Casino Royale in 1953. I got the chance to go along to The Dorchester for the launch yesterday to hear […]

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Was Cabourg an inspiration for Royale-les-Eaux?

September 25th, 2013 by

There has been much speculation about the precise location of and inspiration for the fictitious resort of Royale-les-Eaux, which features in two of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, Casino Royale and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Casino Royale, the book that introduced Bond to the world, is deliberately or otherwise fairly obscure about Royale’s location. The […]

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William Boyd talks about James Bond, Ian Fleming and ‘Solo’ (2/3) [Video]

September 24th, 2013 by

The second video in which William Boyd talks about James Bond, Ian Fleming and Solo. Find the first video here.

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William Boyd talks about James Bond, Ian Fleming and ‘Solo’ (1/3) [Video]

September 24th, 2013 by

William Boyd talks about his first experiences of the James Bond novels, his fascination with Ian Fleming and his new 007 novel, Solo.

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MI6 Confidential #22 – From Russia With Love

September 24th, 2013 by

Take a journey back to James Bond’s sophomore outing with this special collectors issue of MI6 Confidential, celebrating the second 007 film, From Russia With Love, as it marks its 50th anniversary in 2013. With double the budget of the debut outing and filming commencing before Dr No was released in the USA, this issue is […]

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Moneypenny as a field agent: whatever happened to James Bond?

September 19th, 2013 by

Last week the Daily Mail published a piece by Baz Bamigboye in which he claimed Bond 24 director Sam Mendes – along with Daniel Craig and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli – liked Naomie Harris so much her character, Eve Moneypenny, would have a much larger role in Bond 24. Rather than being […]

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New 007 “Quantum” fragrance launches nationwide

September 18th, 2013 by

The third in the 007 Fragrance line that launched earlier this year has gone on general UK release today. “Quantum” comes in the now familiar 007 packaging and sports a red cap, the fragrance smelling of juniper berries, bergamot and sandlewood. Buy online The Fragrance Shop

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Remarks by Barbara Broccoli get Irish hopes up for Bond 24

September 17th, 2013 by

Barbara Broccoli told reporters at an event in Ireland “we’ll come here. Ireland is gorgeous. I’d love to come here and make a Bond film.” Broccoli and John Logan, who co-wrote Skyfall and is currently involved on Bond 24, attended an Institute of Directors event at the weekend in support of the film industry in […]

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More fieldwork for Moneypenny in Bond 24 according to Bamigboye

September 13th, 2013 by

The Daily Mail is reporting that Naomie Harris is to get more of the action in Bond 24. According to Baz Bamigboye an unnamed “executive close to the production” told him that Moneypenny is to be more of a sidekick to 007 rather than be desk bound as Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig and the producers, […]

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