1. 'By Royal Command' Cover Art To Remain Top Secret Until Publication

    By Matt Weston on 2008-07-31

    The ever-reliable Young Bond Dossier has landed not one, but two scoops on the status of Charlie Higson’s highly-anticipated Young Bond swansong, By Royal Command.

    Charlie Higson at the launch of the last Young Bond book, Hurricane Gold

    James Bond fans waiting for their first glimpse of the novel’s cover art will have to wait a while longer. The site has learned that Puffin will keep the artwork secret until the book’s publication.

    The report speculates that IFP and Puffin “have something very special planned for the fifth Young Bond adventure”.

    Puffin last kept Young Bond cover art under wraps in the lead-up to the publication of Double Or Die, the title of which was revealed alongside the cover art on the day of the book’s release. The first edition of Hurricane Gold, meanwhile, was announced over four months out from the book’s publication as a stunning all-gold hardback release.

    The wait for the By Royal Command cover art, however, has just got shorter: the Young Bond Dossier also reports that the release date for the novel is now one day earlier than originally announced.

    By Royal Command will be published in hardback and audiobook on 3 September 2008 and can be pre-ordered from the links below.

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