The Book of Bond

A look at ‘The Book of Bond’ by Kingsley Amis [Video]

January 18th, 2013 by

In this video we take a look at The Book of Bond, written by Kingsley Amis and published in 1965 under the pseudonym Lt-Col William Tanner.

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The Book Of Bond

January 24th, 2011 by

The Book of Bond was written by Kingsley Amis under the pseudonym of Lt-Col-William (“Bill”) Tanner, the name of the Chief of Staff in the British Secret Service and one of James Bond’s best friends. Firmly tongue-in-cheek it claims to be manual to become a 007, hence the subtitle “Every Man His Own 007” and is […]

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James Bond’s library

March 24th, 2010 by

In ‘The Book of Bond‘, Kingsley Amis (writing as Lt-Col Bill Tanner after the Chief-of-Staff in Fleming’s novels) describes Bond’s library saying that it should be modest and that more extensive collections go with “serious criminal tendencies”. While Amis believed that Bond’s library was limited to a handful of books there is no evidence that […]

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