Books

Birthday of ‘Solo’ author William Boyd [1952]

March 7th, 2019 by

Author William Boyd, who wrote the James Bond continuation novel Solo (2013) was born in the Gold Coast, now part of the West African state of Ghana, on 7th March 1952. Many of his books are set in Africa, including a large part of Solo, and one of the characters in Any Human Heart (2002) is 007’s creator, Ian Fleming. […]

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Anniversary of ‘Silverfin’ publication in UK [2005]

March 3rd, 2019 by

Silverfin, Charlie Higson’s first book in the Young Bond series, was first published in the UK on 3rd March 2005. You can buy Silverfin from Amazon UK or Amazon.com

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Birthday of John Gardner [1926]

November 20th, 2018 by

James Bond continuation John Gardner was born on 20th November 1926 in Northumberland. Starting in 1981 with Licence Renewed, Gardner wrote a total of 16 Bond novels and film novelizations before retiring from the role in 1996 due to ill health. Photo: John Gardner. Licensed under Fair use.

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James Bond drinks book now available in French

November 7th, 2018 by

French language edition of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond now available. Back in 2010 I published The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. That first paperback edition was fairly well received so, following the release of Skyfall, I updated it and also made it available on Kindle. Because of the […]

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Birthday of 007 continuation author Raymond Benson [1955]

September 6th, 2018 by

Raymond Benson, who first published the seminal James Bond Bedside Companion in 1984 and went on to write a series of continuation titles and novelizations, was born in Texas on 5th September 1955. Approached by Glidrose Productions (now Ian Fleming Publications) following the retirement of John Gardner, Benson became the fourth James Bond continuation author and the […]

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Matthew Goode to narrate Forever and a Day audio book

May 16th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming Publications announce narrator of Forever and a Day audio book. With the days counting down before the release of Forever and a Day in the UK, one unresolved question remained. Who would narrate the audio book? Well, Ian Fleming Publications answered that question last Friday, when they revealed on their website that Mathew […]

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Birthday of ‘Carte Blanche’ author Jeffery Deaver [1950]

May 6th, 2018 by

Jeffery Deaver, who wrote James Bond continuation novel Carte Blanche, was born in Illinois on 6th May 1950. Photo: Jeffery Deaver by Antonio G Colombo. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Official James Bond drinks book unveiled

April 6th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming Publications announces book on 007’s drinks to be published in September. We are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming, which will be published by Mitchell Beazley (part of the Octopus Publishing Group) on 6th September. From the very first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in […]

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Colonel Sun published [1968]

March 28th, 2018 by

Colonel Sun became the first James Bond continuation novel when it was published on 28th March 1968. The book was written by Kingsley Amis under the pseudonym Robert Markham.  Colonel Sun features the kidnapping of M, with much of the action takes place in the Greek islands. Although further novels by various authors were planned, […]

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Forever And A Day artwork officially revealed [video]

March 2nd, 2018 by

Today Ian Fleming publications have officially revealed the cover artwork for Forever And A Day, the forthcoming continuation novel by Anthony Horowitz. Although the cover leaked via Amazon UK a couple of days ago, this morning we have a video revealing the new cover. As well as the new book, a new edition of Casino […]

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