Following up a November 2008 release in the UK, Andrew Yule’s biography Sean Connery: Neither Shaken Nor Stirred is now scheduled for a US release.
The 408-page paperback, published by Little, Brown Book Group, will hit bookshelves on 1 April 2009, retailing for $12.95. James Bond fans can currently pre-order at discounted price from Amazon.com:
This is a biography of the actor, Sean Connery, who was born and brought up in an Edinburgh tenement, the son of a van driver and a charlady. Having left school at 13 and had a variety of jobs, including brickie and milkman, he spent three years in the Navy until invalided out with ulcers, and took up body-building and won a bronze medal in a Mr Universe contest.
Deciding on an acting career, he made his film debut in 1956 and the major break came with his appearance in the first James Bond film, Dr No. The book traces Connery’s career and also examines the contradictions of the man himself – one who is renowned for watching the pennies but gives generously to charities; a dedicated Scottish Nationalist who lives as an unrepentant tax exile; a star who sues film companies whilst being admired throughout the industry for professionalism, hard work and commitment; a sex symbol barely touched by scandal.
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