1. 'The Man Who Saved Britain'

    By johncox on 2005-08-16

    If the The Moneypenny Diaries wasn’t enough to keep Ian Fleming Publications on alert, now we have news of another mysterious “James Bond” book.

    The Man Who Saved Britain by Simon Winder purports to be “a funny, serious history of post-Colonial Britain as seen through the eyes of James Bond, part memoir, part history.” The book was purchased last year by Penguin Press, but does not yet have a publication date.

    The description of the book as “part memoir” almost makes it sound like a continuation novel. But this is unlikely.

    In 2000 author Winder edited a collection of Fleming Bond material titled My Name’s Bond…: From The Fiction Of Ian Fleming, so it’s possible this book could be another collection of Fleming’s work with the emphasis on Bond’s observations of Britain.

    However, seeing as this book was purchased last year and has yet to appear on Amazon (or even get a reported release date), it’s hard to say when (or if?) The Man Who Saved Britain will appear on bookstore shelves.

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