1. Hardcover Release For 'Young Bond 5'

    By Matt Weston on 2007-10-03

    According to a report from Bond And Beyond, the final instalment of Charlie Higson’s Young Bond series will be released in a hardcover edition on 4 September 2008.

    The book will retail for £12.99.

    The currently untitled novel will centre on the events leading to James Bond’s expulsion from Eton. Back in July, Higson revealed he was hard at work on the book, while he later dropped further hints in CBn’s exclusive interview.

    The most recent novel in Charlie Higson’s series, Hurricane Gold, was the first to receive the hardcover treatment – and did so in lavish all-gold style.

    Young Bond 5 will continue a stellar year for fans of the literary 007, as the Ian Fleming Centenary celebrations take place. Sebastian Faulks’ Devil May Care and Samantha Weinberg’s The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling are among the treats awaiting James Bond fans in 2008.

    The site also reports that the Hurricane Gold paperback is now due 28 May 2008 – the same release date as Devil May Care. The Young Bond Dossier reports that Puffin are yet to decide whether the paperback will be published with the all-gold treatment, or if it will feature artwork in line with the three previous Young Bond books.

    Additionally, The Young Bond Dossier reports that Arena will publish the German edition of Hurricane Gold in Spring 2008; the German title is still to be announced.

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