Although Charlie Higson’s Hurricane Gold may have taken the prize as the most eagerly awaited release last month, several other James Bond-related books also came out. CBn takes a quick look at the recent releases…
The Life Of Kingsley Amis
Originally released in hardback this past May in the US (and November ’06 in the UK), the whopping 998 page paperback edition is now available to order from amazon.co.uk.
In The Life of Kingsley Amis, Zachary Leader, acclaimed editor of The Letters of Kingsley Amis, draws not only on unpublished works and correspondence but also on interviews with a wide range of Amis’s friends, relatives, fellow writers, students and colleagues, many of whom have never spoken out before… [Click Here For Full CBn Coverage]
So You Think You Know James Bond
Released in the UK last October, Clive Gifford’s So You Think You Know James Bond feautures over 1,000 questions about the 007 series and the man himself. It is now available at amazon.com.
In which film did James Bond get married? What car equipped with an ejection seat and machine guns did James Bond drive in Goldfinger? Name the two films in which the memorable henchman Jaws appeared. What does S.P.E.C.T.R.E stand for? In which Bond film did Kojak star, Telly Savalas, play the part of the villainous Blofeld?… [Click Here For Full CBn Coverage]
The Man Who Saved Britain
Originally released in hardback editions in both the UK and US in mid-2006, a new US paperback edition of Simon Winder’s The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal Journey into the Disturbing World of James Bond is now available to order from amazon.com.
Bond. James Bond. The ultimate British hero — suave, stoic, gadget-driven — he was more than anything the necessary invention of a traumatized country whose self-image as a great power had just been shattered by the Second World War. Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, was an upper-class wastrel who had found purpose and excitement in the war, and to whom, like so many others, its end was a terrible disappointment–the elation of survival stifled by the reality of the new British impotence. In 1952 Fleming set out to repair this damage. By inventing the magical, parallel world of secret British greatness and glamour, he fabricated an icon that has endured long past its maker’s death… [Click Here For Full CBn Coverage]
Pictures And Premieres
Featuring James Bond, the Beatles and ‘virtually every major film star and movie mogul who came to London,’ Pictures and Premieres by Harry Myers, John Willis and Gareth features a vast archive of photographs from the Royal Film Performance as well as a foreword by former 007 Sir Roger Moore.
For nearly six decades, Harry Myers has been a photographer of Royalty and show business occasions. Since 1946, he has been monitoring the annual Royal Film Performance and was continuously employed by what used to be called “Wardour Street” as the film companies’ official photographer at their starry celebrations. He has photographed virtually every major film star and movie mogul who came to London to lead the razzmatazz and ballyhoo as their films enriched the nation’s cinema screens… [Click Here For Full CBn Coverage]
A brand new hardback biography of Daniel Craig by author Daniel O’Brien. The biography is now available to order from amazon.co.uk.
He’s gorgeous, tremendously talented, charming and sexy. His breathtaking performance as the new James Bond in Casino Royale won him legions of fans and proved that, as well as being an outstanding actor; he could cut it as an action hero and could re-define a cinematic icon to huge critical acclaim… [Click Here For Full CBn Coverage]
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