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  1. 'James Bond: The Authorised Biography Of 007' Republished

    The little-known continuation novel, John Pearson’s James Bond: The Authorised Biography Of 007 has been republished in a hardback edition by Century and is now shipping from Amazon.co.uk.

    'James Bond: The Authorised Biography Of 007' purports to reveal the true story of Ian Fleming's spy

    James Bond: The Authorised Biography Of 007 purports to reveal the “true” story of Ian Fleming’s spy

    Originally released in 1973, this edition marks the first publication of the novel since 1986, when it was republished by Grafton in the UK and Grove Press in the US.

    This reprint was delayed for over a year, after being initially announced for release in September 2006.

    The metafictional novel purports to reveal the “true” story of Ian Fleming’s famous secret agent.

    A paperback edition is due for release in May next year.

    It was a strong face, certainly–the eyes pale grey and very cold, the mouth was hard, the dark hair–grey-streaked now–still fell in the authentic comma over the forehead.’ This is how John Pearson reacted to his first encounter with the real James Bond, an encounter probably unique in the annals of thriller writing. He went on to write the bestselling authorised biography of Ian Fleming. At the time, like most of the world, he assumed that James Bond was nothing more than a character in Fleming’s highly charged imagination. Then he began to have his doubts. Doubts which were reaching such a pitch that the British secret service were trying to warn him off the scent. Despite this, he finally became convinced that James Bond was not only real, but actually alive. Thanks to a change in policy within the secret service, he was invited to embark upon a companion volume to his life of Fleming. This resulting book must be one of the most extraordinary biographies of our times–the authorised life of a myth, the official biography of James Bond. Here, Pearson reveals amazing adventures, situations and incidents only hinted at in Ian Fleming’s books; the story of Bond’s life, the Bonds of Glencoe; the night he lost his wallet and his virginity in Paris–and found his first love; his first assignment–to save the bank at Monte Carlo; his duel with the S.S.; his women, scandals and tastes–all here revealed. This promises to show a side of Bond never seen before.

    Order the hardback edition of James Bond: The Authorised Biography of 007 from Amazon.co.uk.

    Pre-order the paperback edition of James Bond: The Authorised Biography of 007 from Amazon.co.uk.

    Matt Weston @ 2007-09-29
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