1. Gordon Brown Talks With Sebastian Faulks

    By Matt Weston on 2008-04-15

    The 10 Downing Street website hosts a unique tête-à-tête with British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown and James Bond novelist, Sebastian Faulks, filmed at the London Book Fair yesterday.

    The Independent carries a report on the unscheduled meet, in which the duo discussed the writers that had most affected their lives.

    The Prime Minister admitted to being a fan of 007, having read “most of the James Bond novels a long time ago”. He also expressed his admiration for another 007 author: Kingsley Amis. However, Mr Brown prefers Amis’ pre-Colonel Sun work, admitting he favoured the writer’s output around the time of his 1954 novel, Lucky Jim, “before he got to his ‘more means worse’ phase, his elitist phase: Kingsley Amis the radical.”

    Check out the whole interview on the 10 Downing Street website.

    Faulks’ James Bond novel, Devil May Care, will be published worldwide on 28 May 2008.

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