John Gardner

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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The Bond Novelizations Part II: Licence to Kill and GoldenEye

April 27th, 2017 by

British writer John Gardner wasn’t new to the world of James Bond in 1989, when Timothy Dalton’s second film as agent 007, Licence to Kill, was released.   By that time, the former Royal Marine commando and writer was firmly established as the man who resurrected Ian Fleming’s spy for the 1980s. After Ian Fleming’s […]

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Definitive(?) list of James Bond’s cars from the John Gardner era

December 18th, 2013 by

Recently I was looking for information on 007’s cars from John Gardner’s books and was surprised to find that a definitive list doesn’t appear to exist. While the Saab 900 Turbo is well known from this era, it is a long way from being the only car Bond drives and the “Silver Beast” itself only […]

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John Gardner Kindle Bond bundle

October 7th, 2013 by

All the John Gardner Bond books are now available as a bundle for Kindle. The bundle includes all fourteen of his 007 novels as well as the novelisations of Goldeneye and Licence To Kill. If you want to read most of his first James Bond novel for free then you can select Send Sample Now […]

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John Gardner Bond novels available in US as ebooks

June 15th, 2013 by

Eleven of John Gardner’s 16 James Bond novels have been published in ebook format in the United States. The books have been released in Amazon’s Kindle store, as well as for Kobo and Sony devices. The 16 books run from Licence Renewed to Goldeneye, with the five remaining books only being released in 2014 when […]

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M’s name in the books and films

April 8th, 2013 by

Being James Bond have published an interesting article about M’s name, following the revelation of the name of Judi Dench’s M at the end of Skyfall. The article notes that M’s full name was not revealed by Ian Fleming until The Man With The Golden Gun, his last novel, but takes us through each incarnation […]

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