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The books of No Time to Die

January 15th, 2021 by

In the trailer released back at the beginning of December 2019 we get a glimpse of James Bond’s house in Jamaica. It is interesting to see Bond’s home again though and how he lives post retirement from active service. When Nomi pays him a visit we sBond standing beside a counter on which is a […]

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Happy Christmas from The James Bond Dossier

December 25th, 2020 by

Wherever you are in the world, have a great day and celebrate 007 style! I know – I hate that song too, but it’s the only Christmas song to appear on a Bond soundtrack. If you’d like to read more about how James Bond spent Christmas Day in the book On Her Majesty’s Secret Service […]

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Guns in the James Bond movies

December 8th, 2020 by

In-depth look at the handguns used by 007 in the film series. Walther While 007 was armed with a .25 Beretta in the early books, the cinematic incarnation of James Bond used the Walther PPK  as his main weapon right from the start. While he doesn’t use the PPK in every film, he does stay […]

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James Bond Gifts for Christmas 2020

December 1st, 2020 by

Well it’s that time of year again and if you’re like me you haven’t got a clue what to buy anyone. Here we take a look at James Bond gifts to suit all budgets. Looking for inspiration for Christmas gifts for a Bond fan? This section is for you. Or are you a Bond fan […]

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Icebreaker: a review

October 22nd, 2020 by

Kathryn Smith returns to John Gardner’s continuation novels with Icebreaker. 

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Global James Bond Day

October 5th, 2020 by

On 5th October 1962 Dr No  premiered at the London Pavilion, the first of what is one of the most successful film series ever. Since 2012 the day has been celebrated as Global James Bond Day. So wherever you are in the world and whatever you are doing, today is the day to raise a vodka […]

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The James Bond Dossier gets a makeover

September 24th, 2020 by

New website design dramatically improves mobile experience. Today I’m excited to unveil an updated design for this website, The James Bond Dossier. The redesign has taken much longer than planned but should be worth it as it makes mobile usability significantly better. If you’re reading this on desktop it’ll look much as it did before […]

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Review: James Bond 007 #008-012 from Dynamite

September 22nd, 2020 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issues 8 through 12 of Dynamite’s 2019 comic book series. 007 continues his infiltration of Goldfinger’s operation, but has he gone so far he can never return?

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For Special Services: a review

September 9th, 2020 by

Kathryn Smith looks at John Gardner’s second James Bond novel. The first chapter in For Special Services is just two pages long and, much like Licence Renewed, the novel starts with planes, airports and flights. Air traffic controller Frank Kennen, and to some extent the reader, is thrown into the deep end with a worrying […]

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Anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death [1964]

August 12th, 2020 by

James Bond’s creator, one time naval intelligence officer, journalist and author Ian Lancaster Fleming, died of a heart attack in the early hours of 12th August 1964, his only son’s birthday. After a lifetime of heavy drinking and smoking and a reluctance to cut down on the vices he so much enjoyed, Fleming collapsed after dining at […]

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