Limited Edition: Roger Moore’s 007 Diaries commemorates Live and Let Die’s 50th anniversary

Special limited edition of The 007 Diaries due out in October.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film Live and Let Die, The History Press and Rooksmoor Press are collaborating on a special edition of The 007 Diaries by Roger Moore.

Originally published in 1973 to coincide with the film’s release, Moore kept a day-by-day diary during the production, which was later published before the premiere in July 1973.

Moore’s diary takes readers on a whirlwind journey from his introduction as the new 007 in 1972 to his final scenes in New York, with stops in New Orleans and Jamaica. His sharp wit and unique humour shine throughout the book.

This limited edition of 350 copies will be published in October 2023 and features a new foreword by actress Madeline Smith, a signed postcard from Madeline Smith, and two tarot cards showcasing the Live and Let Die artwork by Fergus Hall. Each copy will be hand-numbered and housed in a slipcase with artwork by Mark Levy.

One special leather-bound copy (number 007) will include a Live and Let Die production still signed by Roger Moore. Additionally, ten copies will have bookplates signed by Roger Moore, courtesy of Gareth Owen at Bondstars.

The fine book production aims to replicate the style of the original 1970s edition. It is letterpress-printed using ‘Monotype’ hot metal, a century-old typesetting and casting system. Rooksmoor Press, one of the last of its kind, has collaborated with Katie Beard and master craftsman Stanley Lane to create this collectible limited edition of Roger Moore’s entertaining account.

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