When it rains it pours.
Hot off the release of John Griswold’s ‘Ian Fleming’s James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies comes news of yet another new James Bond reference guide.
New ‘Companion’ author Henry Chancellor
James Bond: The Man and His World the Official Companion to Ian Fleming’s Creation by Henry Chancellor will be released by John Murray Publishers (a part of long-time Bond publishers Hodder & Stoughton) in October 2005, according to this listing on Amazon.co.uk. It appears the book will be released as both a hardcover and paperback.
No furthur details are known about this book, but it looks like this could be Ian Fleming Publications rumoured “new Bedside Companion.”
In 1984 former Bond continuation author Raymond Benson wrote the definitve study of the Bond novels, The James Bond Bedside Companion, which covered not only the Fleming novels but also the works by Kingsley Amis and John Gardner. (An updated version was published in 1988.)
One hopes this new “companion” will take this same approach and include the works of Benson and Young Bond author Charlie Higson.
Henry Chancellor is a documentarian and the man behind the acclaimed British television series, Escape from Colditz (which he later adapted into a book). He was born in London in 1968 and went to Trinity College Cambridge. He now lives in Suffolk with his wife and two sons. This will be his second published book.
Pre-order James Bond: The Man and His World the Official Companion to Ian Fleming’s Creation from Amazon.co.uk