Back in January of this year, CommanderBond.net reported that Sir Sean Connery had finally planned the release of his autobiography/memoirs, entitled Being A Scot, for August of this year.
According to an update from The Scotsman, the book is now complete.
Mixing a ‘frank account of Connery’s life with an esoteric take on Scotland’s history and culture,’ the 300-page long book will feature more than 400 photograhs from his personal collection.
Included are details on his childhood in a gaslit Fountainbridge tenement, learning golf from Goldfinger co-star Gert Frobe and weekending with Billy Connolly, ‘the funniest man alive’.
Discussing the golf scenes on his third 007 film, Connery says: ‘I began to take lessons on a course near Pinewood and was hooked. Soon it would take over my life. I began to see golf as a metaphor for living.’
Being A Scot will be published by Weidenfeld on 25 August 2008–the same day the former James Bond star turns 78 years old.
‘I’m very excited about this book,’ said publisher Alan Samson. ‘We can’t pretend it’s something it isn’t. It is not a book of titillating revelations about the women in his life, nor will it be sold that way.’
Co-writer Murray Grigor said: ‘The book really reflects the life and film achievements of this extraordinary man. It reflects topics of Scottish culture, high and low.’
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