Books

Book: The Lost Adventures of James Bond

November 24th, 2020 by

Mark Edlitz delves into some of the more uncharted corners of the 007 universe. The James Bond universe is greater than you might think. Even if you have seen all the movies and devoured Ian Fleming’s books, there is much more to discover about 007. There is a fascinating galaxy of Bond adventures that have […]

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New book takes in-depth look at 50 cars from the Bond movies

November 17th, 2020 by

Hero Collector’s new release provides details of cars from all 25 of Eon’s Bond films.  While fans around the world await the arrival of No Time to Die in cinemas, they can satisfy their hunger for 007 with the release of 50 Greatest Bond Cars. Out today from Hero Collector, the publishing imprint of Eaglemoss, […]

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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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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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Review: Ian Fleming’s Seven Deadlier Sins

July 21st, 2020 by

Eoghan Lyng reviews a short collection of essays inspired by Ian Fleming. It feels both reductive and redundant to refer to this collation as timely, but in the eyes of many readers, that is how it will appear. Chasing the waves No Time To Die started, the book ponders the imponderable aspects of 007’s social […]

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Colonel Sun: review of the first 007 continuation novel

May 6th, 2020 by

After reading all Ian Fleming’s 007 adventures in 2019 Kathryn Smith started 2020 by delving into Colonel Sun. As I delved into the first chapter of the first 007 continuation novel Kingsley Amis (writing as Robert Markham) begins by having Bond reflect on how he is has no major assignments and that his life has […]

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Fleming book reviews (3/3)

April 2nd, 2020 by

In the last of this three part series Kathryn Smith shares her thoughts and impressions of Ian Fleming’s final 007 books. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service I really did enjoy this book and found that it was very close to the film adaptation. There were still a few things mentioned in the book that were […]

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Bond vs Bond reviewed

March 17th, 2020 by

This latest edition of Bond vs Bond is reviewed by Eoghan Lyng. This Coronavirus is a bugger. It’s buggered up the workplace, the shopping trips, even the Bond series. In fifty years, no one has proven bigger or stronger than Bond. Then an invisible disease arrives to scurry the film into an undisclosed corner for […]

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Bond vs Bond: The Many Faces of 007

March 3rd, 2020 by

Revised and updated version of the book published by Race Point Publishing today. Who is your favorite Bond? Whether you prefer Sean Connery to Roger Moore or Daniel Craig to Pierce Brosnan, you’ll find every incarnation of the debonair spy in this unofficial comprehensive guide. Revised and updated, this paperback edition of Bond vs. Bond […]

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Fleming book reviews (2/3)

February 11th, 2020 by

In this second of three articles Kathryn Smith shares her thoughts and impressions of five more James Bond books by Ian Fleming. Read part 1 here At the end of From Russia, with Love Bond was poisoned by Rosa Klebb, leaving the series on a cliff hanger. But while he looked death in the face, […]

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