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7 APRIL 2016
FLEMING, BOND AND CONNERY IN JAPAN (BOOK)

Ian Fleming, James Bond and Sean Connery in Japan? Indeed they were. Read all about it in the new free-to-load book Fleming, Bond, and Connery in Japan: The Japanese Story of You Only Live Twice written by FSWL reader Graham Thomas.

Fleming made two trips. His first took place because he was writing a series of articles about the world’s most thrilling cities. A few years later he returned to research Japan’s places and culture for his Bond novel. You Only Live Twice (1964), which for many of its pages is a diary of Bond’s travels from Tokyo to Kyushu.

When this was turned into a film, Connery and the film crew arrived in Japan to shoot on location.

This book is the story of those trips.

Book details:
Category: Performing Arts
Published: April 7, 2016
Publisher: Graham Thomas
Number of pages: 89
Language: English

Editor's note:
For other English Bond books presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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The cover for Fleming, Bond, and Connery in Japan: The Japanese Story of You Only Live Twice. Copyright © 2016 Graham Thomas. All rights reserved.

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26 NOVEMBER 2015
BOND AND BEYOND BY TERRY O'NEILL

To coincide with the world premiere of the latest Bond film, SPECTRE, RANSOM launch the new limited edition book Bond and Beyond with digital tablet and exclusive Bond-related photographs. (In 2012, Terry's book All About Bond was published in hardback and as a special limited edition.)

The new book reveals an intimate, behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the Bond films, with portraits that Terry O'Neill has shot, from the 1960s to the present day. It features iconic Bonds: from Sean Connery to Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Plus, photographs of stunning Bond girls such as Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman and Joanna Lumley.

It's a Bond book for the 21st century and sets a technological precedent. In a first of its kind, there is a digital tablet with all the photographs built into the book cover, which reveal all the portraits electronically.

Terry O'Neill has signed a limited **1,000-copies-only selection of his Bond archive, one of which, the number 007, will feature in Elton John's AIDS charity auction at the beginning of 2016.

**They are 1,200 GBP for the first 50 books with a changing screen on the front cover and 800 GBP for just the leather bound. Serious collectors items!

About Terry:
Terry O'Neill is one of the world's most collected photographers, with work hanging in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. From presidents to pop stars, he has photographed the frontline of fame for over six decades; such as the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, Muhammed Ali, Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn.

Terry O'Neill interviewed for BBC World Service on 23 October 2015:


Editor's Note:
Mark Ransom Ltd are exclusive agents for the sale of Terry O'Neill photographs in the UK. In Sweden, you can purchase Terry's photos from The Photo Gallery in Halmstad.

For more English James Bond books presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more James Bond film books presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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NOVEMBER 2015
THE JAMES BOND LEXICON BY ALAN J. PORTER

The James Bond Lexicon: The Unauthorized Guide to the World of 007 in Novels, Movies and Comics written by our friend, Alan J. Porter, is scheduled for publication in conjunction with the release of Bond 24 (2015).

Alan's Bond lexicon will be the definitive breakdown of characters, vehicles, gadgets, locales and more from fifty years' of 007 on film and in print. Hasslein Books told us they are proud to have Alan Porter in their team, and are excited at the prospect of adding The James Bond Lexicon to our growing line-up of genre-related reference books.

The James Bond Lexicon: The Unauthorized Guide to the World of 007 in Movies, Novels and Comics is an unauthorized, unlicensed publication, created as an academic source-work. James Bond and all related characters, concepts and titles are the property of Danjaq S.A., Eon Productions, United Artists Corp., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Ian Fleming (Glidrose) Publications Ltd., with no copyright infringement intended.

About the author:
Alan J. Porter has been a regular writer on various aspects of popular culture and technology for more than fifteen years, with magazine articles published in Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States.

He is the author of Batman: The Unofficial Collectors Guide (Schiffer Books), Before They Were Beatles: The Early Years 1956-1960 (Xlibris), James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007 (Hermes Press) and Star Trek: A Comic Book History (also from Hermes Press).

In addition, Alan has contributed to more than 10 other book titles. His comic book credits include God Shop (Tokyopop) and Disney/Pixar's The World of Cars series for BOOM! Studios, plus several corporate comic projects. His technical book titles include Wiki: Grow Your Own for Fun & Profit (2010) and The Content Pool (2011), both published by XML Press. He is also an editor-at-large at RevolutionSF.com.

Editor's note:
For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Cover below:
The cover to Alan J. Porter's The James Bond Lexicon: The Unauthorized Guide to the World of 007 in Movies, Novels and Comics, illustrated by Pat Carbajal and designed by Paul C. Giachetti. © 2012 Hasslein Books. All rights reserved.

Be sure to check out Alan's Tumblr blog to follow the progress on this upcoming title:
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15 OCTOBER 2015
SOME KIND OF HERO BY FIELD & CHOWDHURY

Publication of the 704 pages hardback edition of Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond films from The History Press, a new book on the James Bond films written by FSWL readers Matthew Field & Ajay Chowdhury with a Foreword by George Lazenby. >READ THE FOREWORD BY GEORGE (exclusively published on FSWL)

>Order Some Kind of Hero from Amazon UK (19.99 GBP)
>Order Some Kind of Hero from Amazon.com (24.74 USD)
>Kindle edition of Some Kind of Hero (14.99 USD)

FSWL founder Anders Frejdh comments:

"Delighted to recommend this book on the James Bond films which, in my opinion, is the only 007 tome you need to read in 2015 about the cinematic worldwide phenomenon."

And pleased to see another Bond related book from The History Press who previously published four favourite books of mine; The Shepperton Story (2009), Shooting 007: And Other Celluloid Adventures (2014), The World According to Blofeld’s Cat: Unofficial Musings from the Volcano Lair (2015) and Stars and Wars: The Film Memoirs and Photographs of Alan Tomkins (2015)."

Reviews:
>Mark O'Connell (22-10-2015)
>MI6-HQ.com (13-12-2015)
>Free Kittens Movie Guide (2-1-2016)
>James Bond Radio (15-1-2016)
>The James Bond Dossier (27-1-2016)
>James Bond Memes (19-2-2016)
>Starburst Magazine

A selection of the content:
• CHAPTER 1: SHOWBIZ IS A GHASTLY BIZ
'What I want is not a publisher, but a "factory" that will shift this opus of mine like "Gone With The Naked And The Dead"...' – Ian Fleming

• CHAPTER 2: A SUBLIME HUSTLER
"[Ian Fleming] and my father shared some similar experiences. Even though they couldn't publicize it, I really think that Ian felt the series was safe in my father's hands."
Hilary Saltzman, daughter of Harry Saltzman

• CHAPTER 3: OPTIMISM AND APPREHENSION
'[Harry Saltzman said] "What do we do now?" So Broccoli said, "What are you talking about? We have a handshake deal with Arthur Krim." In those days, [United Artists] were known for keeping our word, we had a very good reputation, our word was our bond - not James Bond (laughs).'
Eric Pleskow, United Artists executive

• CHAPTER 4: THERE THEY GO - Dr. No
“When I first met Fleming there was certainly no dissention between us on how to see Bond. I saw him as a complete sensualist – senses highly tuned, awake to everything, quite amoral. I particularly like him because he thrives on conflict.” – Sean Connery

• CHAPTER 5: I MUST RETURN - From Russia with Love
"[The offices at South Audley Street were] a rabbit warren of small rooms served by a dark staircase - no elevator - on which one met all manner of film people. [I dealt mainly with Saltzman on the picture] I saw Cubby from time to time but our conversations were just friendly day to day comments. I never discussed films with him. His quiet voice and shy manner made it difficult to believe that he had been an agent in Hollywood.”
Len Deighton

• CHAPTER 6: THE MIDAS TOUCH - Goldfinger (1964)
"[On the first day of shooting] Harry comes on and he’s not technically minded. He’s got a bottle of champagne and he says ‘This is to wish you all tremendous good fortune with this picture.’ And he smashes the bottle of champagne on the camera. He can’t understand why no one claps - we were all stunned. There is broken glass everywhere.” – Guy Hamilton

• CHAPTER 7: WINNER WHO TAKES ALL - Thunderball (1965)
"[Harry Saltzman rejected me] 'We don’t have the same one twice, they’re all Kleenex, throw ’em out.’ [My friend Terence Young said] 'Don’t be ridiculous, she’s a Jamaican' and he actually fought for me. There I was the original Island girl. The only problem was I had not seen the sun in years – I was grey. And I was thin. When we got to Nassau, I was told to lie in the sun and eat." – Martine Beswick

• CHAPTER 8: PITY IF IT GRIEVES 'EM - BONDMANIA
"We used to have meetings with Cubby up in his [South Audley Street] office and Irving Allen [who stayed there after Warwick Films was over] was always earwigging. When he did those Matt Helm pictures some of the stuff we discussed was then filmed [by Allen]." – Peter Lamont

• CHAPTER 9: DON'T THINK OF THE DANGER - You Only Live Twice
"[I had not received my work permit three days before the World Cup Final in 1966] between England and Germany. Saltzman said, 'If we don’t get the working permit in the next day we have to pay you out and pick another actress.' [I watched the match on on a portable television leant to me by Sean Connery, who joked] ‘If the Germans win, Karin will never get the working permit!’" – Karin Dor

• CHAPTER 10 - NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
"[Saltzman said] 'Get him out of here. He’s a "clothes peg." We’ll be the laughing stock of the industry if we hire a male model.' [I did tests in secret at Woodlands] Harry’s house out near Pinewood. Acres and acres. Beautiful old mansion. Everyone thought I was the stand-in James Bond for the other actors. I didn’t even have a dressing room. Peter Hunt had me out there testing for all the actors playing other roles.” – George Lazenby

• CHAPTER 11: ALL I NEED TO PLEASE ME - Diamonds Are Forever
"I put a lot of myself into [Tiffany Case]. I loved the name. I did think she was intelligent and I have that conceit. And I did think she could get herself out of most situations, which I have done. But she was outside the norm – she was a diamond smuggler, she was a crook, she was many, many things. And I feel like I’ve had several lives. I really identified with Tiffany Case."
Jill St. John

• CHAPTER 12: GIVE THE OTHER FELLA HELL - Live and Let Die
"[Harry] Saltzman was like Martin Luther King. I said ‘Harry wouldn’t it be great if we had black stuntmen?’ So for the first time in history, he hired black stunt co-ordinators on the movie. He was so happy to do it. Saltzman says to me ‘Who else would do a thing like this. Yaphet?’ I said ‘Harry, you are the greatest.’" – Yaphet Kotto

• CHAPTER 13: JUST BEFORE THE KILL - The Man with the Golden Gun
"I’d seen Ursula Andress in Dr. No and I’d thought that was the most incredible looking person I’d ever seen. I thought that’s what I want to do. [I read the novel The Man With The Golden Gun and dressed as Mary Goodnight, a secretary in the book.] Cubby Broccoli said, 'Well, you know, we only really use the title of the stories on Bonds and we build our stories around the title of the books.' As I was leaving he introduced me to Roger Moore. I left to start a movie in Colorado for six weeks. On the plane back to London I read that a Swedish girl, Maud Adams, was the new Bond girl. I was shattered. I couldn’t believe it." – Britt Ekland

• CHAPTER 14: 'TWO SCORPIONS A BOTTLE'
• CHAPTER 15: SOME KIND OF MAGIC - The Spy Who Loved Me
• CHAPTER 16: THAT MOONLIGHT TRAIL - Moonraker
• CHAPTER 17: READ BETWEEN THE LINES - For Your Eyes Only
• CHAPTER 18: TWO OF A KIND - Octopussy
• CHAPTER 19: NO MATTER YOUR ATTITUDE - Never Say Never Again
• CHAPTER 20: PHOENIX FOR THE FLAME - A View to a Kill
• CHAPTER 21: DOWN TO THE WIRE - The Living Daylights
• CHAPTER 22: IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE - Licence to Kill
• CHAPTER 23: CHANGE MY MIND FOREVER - PASSING THE BOND BATON
• CHAPTER 24: FROM THE SHADOWS AS A CHILD - GoldenEye
• CHAPTER 25: NOT THE ONLY SPY OUT THERE - Tomorrow Never Dies
• CHAPTER 26: KNOW HOW TO SURVIVE - The World Is Not Enough
• CHAPTER 27: BREAK THE CYCLE - Die Another Day
• CHAPTER 28: THROUGH HARDER MEN - Casino Royale
• CHAPTER 29: SLICK TRIGGER FINGER - Quantum of Solace
• CHAPTER 30: STAND TALL TOGETHER - Skyfall
• CHAPTER 31: WHERE IT STARTS - SPECTRE

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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE (London, June 2, 2015)

THE MOST IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE JAMES BOND FILMS. EVER.
The History Press is delighted to announce that it will be publishing Some Kind of Hero this October.

For over 50 years, Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions has navigated the ups and downs of the volatile British film industry, enduring both critical wrath and acclaim in equal measure for its now legendary James Bond series. Latterly, this family-run business has been crowned with box office gold and recognised by motion picture academies around the world. However, it has not always been plain sailing.

Changing tax regimes forced 007 to relocate to France and Mexico; changing fashions and politics led to box office disappointments; and changing studio regimes and business disputes all but killed the franchise. And the rise of competing action heroes has constantly questioned Bond’s place in popular culture. But against all odds the filmmakers continue to wring new life from the series, and 2012’s Skyfall saw both huge critical and commercial success, crowning 007 as the undisputed king of the action genre.

Written by Bond scholars Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury, Some Kind of Hero is based on over 100 new interviews with the stars, directors, writers, filmmakers, studio executives and the men who played James Bond. The authors have also drawn upon archives of rare and unpublished material from around the world.

Some Kind of Hero is the culmination of many years researching and interviewing the talented individuals responsible for bringing the James Bond films to the screen. Authors Field and Chowdhury commented:

"As we delved deeper into the Bond mythos, we realised there were many untold tales from many unsung heroes who played key creative roles in the series. We hope that even the most devoted Bond fans will find fascinating facets to the franchise in these pages. We have gained a new appreciation of not only how the series was started but how that Rolls-Royce standard has been maintained. When SPECTRE (2015) is released later this year, we hope readers will gain some insight in yet another chapter in the remarkable story of the James Bond films."

About the authors:
MATTHEW FIELD began his writing career with The Making of The Italian Job. He has since co-produced a feature length documentary about the film for Paramount Pictures. In 2008 he penned the autobiography of Oscar-winning film producer Michael Deeley, Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off! Field’s James Bond journalism has appeared in Mi6 Confidential, 007 Magazine, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Cinema Retro. In 2012, he served as editorial consultant on MGM’s feature length documentary, Everything or Nothing. Matthew currently works for a leading film-marketing agency. His most recent feature film credits include Stephen Frears’ The Program, Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel and the Australian period drama, The Dressmaker.

AJAY CHOWDHURY was born in London and read Law at university there and in The Netherlands. He has since provided legal advice on various motion picture, music, publishing, television and theatrical projects. He was the associate producer on two feature films, Lost Dogs and Flirting with Flamenco. In 2012, he penned the screenplay to the multi-award winning, Olympic-themed short, A Human Race. Ajay is the spokesperson for The James Bond International Fan Club, established in 1979. He edited their James Bond journal, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and for the last two decades has contributed to numerous books and magazines on the James Bond legacy. He is regularly called upon by worldwide media to commentate on all things 007.

Editor's note:
For more books on the James Bond films presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other English books on Bond phenomenon presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For a presentation of the magazines that Field & Chowdhury has contributed to, click here. FSWL has the full coverage of Bond magazines (fanzines) around the world.

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Cover for Some Kind Of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond films. Design by Mark Witherspoon. © 2015 The History Press. All rights reserved.

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9 JULY 2015
JAMES BOND: THE EVOLUTION OF BOND (LIMITED EDITION)


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25 AUGUST 2014
JAMES BOND'S CUISINE (BY MATT SHERMAN)

James Bond’s Cuisine: OO7’s Every Last Meal by FSWL contributor Matt Sherman is published in paperback. The book is available from Amazon.

600 James Bond trivia questions - 500 real-world Bond locations - 200 Bond book and film trivia notes - 100 chef's notes on Bond's cuisine

James Bond’s Cuisine: OO7’s Every Last Meal is the story of James Bond’s turbulent and indulgent relationship with the world’s finest food and drink, as Bond’s food is bartered, stolen, weaponized, used for rewards, threats, tortures and seductions, and ultimately, savored.

Seven reasons to dig in with relish:
OO1: All the food, drink and food production of all the James Bond novels and movies
OO2: Over 500 real-world locations with menus of what (and where) Bond eats
OO3: Hundreds of chef’s notes and tidbits of food and non-food Bond trivia
OO4: James Bond’s quips about food, and his world of bizarre eating and predatory bites
OO5: Signature meals from each film and book feat. over 30 different international cuisines
OO6: Bonus section with over 600 trivia questions
OO7: Part travelogue, part foodies journal, all action, as exciting as the 007 books and films

Book details:
Paperback: 126 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500957712
ISBN-13: 978-1500957711
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

About the author:
Matt Sherman, born in New York City before moving to Florida in the 1980’s, has collected rare James Bond books and movie props for more than 35 years. Over the years, he has written contributions that have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Parade Magazine, Time and Time Europe.

Sherman has written, edited or contributed to more than a dozen books in print. Over the years, he has managed four restaurants and a canteen. He now serves hors d’oeuvres for readers at BondFanEvents.com. Matt and Janine Sherman reside in Gainesville, Florida, with their children, Alexandria and Benjamin.

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1 AUGUST 2014
UPDATED BOOK ON THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND

The paperback edition (includes a new chapter on the film music to Skyfall (2012)) of Jon Burlingame's excellent and must-read book The Music of James Bond is published by Oxford University Press in USA. (The hardcover edition was published in November 2012.)

The story of the music that accompanies the adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales.

Burlingame devotes a chapter to each Bond film, providing the backstory for the music - including a reader-friendly analysis of each score - and highlighting musical influences and trends such as John Barry's distinctive sounds for such early scores as Goldfinger and Thunderball, Marvin Hamlisch's disco touch in The Spy Who Loved Me, and the electronica approach that proved disastrous in GoldenEye. Just as important, the book brims with behind-the-scenes anecdotes. We learn about the decades-long controversy over authorship of the "James Bond Theme"; how Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis almost sang the title song for Moonraker; and how top artists like Tom Jones, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, the Pretenders, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, and Madonna were enticed to record for Agent 007. Burlingame shares the untold stories of how Eric Clapton played guitar for Licence to Kill but saw his work shelved and how Amy Winehouse very nearly co-wrote and sang the theme for Quantum of Solace.

New interviews with many Bond songwriters and composers, coupled with extensive research as well as fascinating and previously undiscovered details - including tales of temperamental artists, unexpected hits and surprising convergences of great music with unforgettable images - make The Music of James Bond a must read for 007 buffs and all popular music fans.

About the author:
One of the nation's leading writers on music for film and television, Jon Burlingame writes regularly for Daily Variety and teaches film-music history at the University of Southern California. His other work has included three previous books on film and TV music, and articles for other publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. He also produces radio specials for Classical KUSC in Los Angeles.

Reviews:
"Jon Burlingame has written an amazing behind-the-scenes dossier, revealing the personalities, the betrayals, the egos, the lawsuits, and the untold stories behind 007's hits and misses. Nobody does it better than Bond, and nobody knows Bond music better than Burlingame."
- John Cork (Co-author of James Bond: The Legacy, Bond Girls Are Forever, and James Bond Encyclopedia)

"A magnificent work. Not only has Mr. Burlingame assembled a meticulously researched history of the James Bond music, but, being an expert on musical scoring and composers, he offers a degree of music appreciation and insight that few possess. James Bond fans will devour this like Beluga caviar and Dom Perignon champagne."
- Steven Jay Rubin (Author of The James Bond Films and The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia)

"Jon Burlingame provides the intriguing and often fascinating story behind the one heretofore neglected aspect of the James Bond phenomenon: the soundtracks and the incredibly talented people behind them. The Music of James Bond manages to be exhaustively researched, yet highly entertaining. Those of us who pride ourselves on being 007 scholars will be humbled by the wealth of new insights the author reveals. With this indispensable book, Burlingame reaffirms his status as one of the world's foremost experts on motion picture soundtracks."
- Lee Pfeiffer (Co-author of The Incredible World of 007 and The Essential Bond, and Editor-in-Chief, Cinema Retro)

"At last, a worthy historical analysis of 007 that finally puts the music in the spotlight; often neglected and overlooked, John Barry's distinctive sound played a pivotal part in defining James Bond's screen persona. Jon Burlingame's incredibly detailed account successfully threads together the full story, and in doing so, reveals more twists and turns than an Ian Fleming novel.
-Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker (Co-authors, John Barry: The Man With the Midas Touch)

Book details:
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0199358850
ISBN-13: 978-0199358854

Editor's note:
For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Paperback cover for Jon Burlingame's book The Music of James Bond. © 2014 Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

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22 JULY 2014
JAMES BOND BIOGRAPHY BY JOHN PEARSON

John Pearson's James Bond book The Authorised Biography of James Bond finally gets published in Swedish. Publisher Selstam has picked up the Swedish rights for the book which was first published in England 1973.
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"I suggest that you write James Bond's whole and complete life story. Are you agreeing to it, I will ensure that the department is cooperating fully. You get to meet his colleagues, and I will of course arrange so that you can meet with Bond personally."

It is a journey around the world, and Bond talks about the arch-villains Dr. No, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Le Chiffre, Hugo Drax, Goldfinger. If the parents dramatic love story, the mistresses and many previously unpublished adventure tells Bond, while he lights a Special Morland, and takes a sip of his vodka martini: shaken, not stirred.

Book details:
Author: John Pearson
Language: Swedish
Published: July 2014
Translator: Anders Selstam
ISBN: 9789187297151
Publisher: Selstam
Edition: First
Number of pages: 419
Weight: 600 gram

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Swedish cover for John Pearson's book The Authorised Biography of James Bond. © 2014 Selstam. All rights reserved.

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9 NOVEMBER 2013
SHAKEN & STIRRED: THE FEMINISM OF JAMES BOND

A revised edition of Robert Caplen's book Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond (about the cultural impact of the cinematic Bond girl) is published. (The first edition was published in November 2010.)

Robert A. Caplen has released a new paperback version of his groundbreaking work about the evolution of the Bond Girls.

In Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond (the revised 2012 edition), Caplen focuses upon the cultural significance of the Bond Girl, one of the most celebrated and beloved cultural icons of the twentieth century, and explains how the James Bond films responded to or reacted against feminism and Women's Liberation.

Complete with a discussion of the literary Bond Girl and Ian Fleming's inspiration, the book has over 50 images to supplement the text.

Quoted by Sir Roger Moore in his own memoir, Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond is a must-have cultural history for 007 fans, cinema enthusiasts, and lovers of nonfiction.

Autographed copies by the author is available at www.bondgirlbook.com.

"I enjoyed your analysis of the importance of the Bond girl icon as it relates to and reveals the changing culture." - Lois Chiles (Dr. Holly Goodhead in Moonraker (1979) 1979)

"Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond offers a thorough feminism perspective." - Gloria Hendry (Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die 1973)

Book details:
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Robert A. Caplen; Revised edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0985996102
ISBN-13: 978-0985996109
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches

Editor's note:
For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The revised paperback edition of Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond. © 2013 Robert A. Caplen. All rights reserved.

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AUGUST 2013
JAMES BOND LOCATION: EXCL. LONDON (VOLUME 2)

Publication of the second volume of James Bond on Location - an unofficial review and guide to the locations used for the entire film series from Dr. No to Skyfall (2012) - written by J. P. Sperati. (Visit the official book website to read the book introduction and download a chapter for free.)

Special offer for FSWL visitors:
Input JBOLSWD when ordering the book from Baker Street Studios and you will automatically receive a 10% discount on the book. (Also valid for volume 1 of James Bond Location.)

The James Bond films are famous for their exotic locations, matching and even surpassing the settings of Ian Fleming’s original novels. But all is not what it seems! (It rarely is in the cinema.)

• The gold-obsessed villain’s factory in Goldfinger (1964) – Switzerland or Buckinghamshire?
• The hovercraft chase in Die Another Day – North Korea or Oxfordshire?
• The U.S. air base in Tomorrow Never Dies – the South China Sea or Suffolk?
• The chase around the airport in Casino Royale – Miami or Surrey?
• Max Zorin’s mine in A View to a Kill – California or Sussex?
• The explosive climax of From Russia with Love – the Adriatic coast or Argyll?
• The oil pipeline in The World Is Not Enough – Azerbaijan or Snowdonia?
• Those snowy scenes in Quantum of Solace – Tatarstan or Hampshire?

J. P. Sperati’s intensively researched and lavishly illustrated book is the perfect guide to the British locations of all the official James Bond movies, from Doctor No to SkyFall – including the sound stage built for The Spy Who Loved Me at Pinewood, and the entire studio built for GoldenEye (1995). Complete with historical information, many rare photographs, indexes and maps.

A must for all James Bond Enthusiasts.

Book details:
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Irregular Special Press
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1901091571
Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.8 x 1.2 cm

Please note:
There are actually two versions of the book with different ISBN numbers and covers - a black and white one destined for the US market (the one shown below) and also a European edition in full colour, the content is the same in both.

Editor's note:
When it comes to travelling to real-life 007 locations, no one should do it without Martijn Mulder's excellent travel book On the Tracks of 007.

For other English Bond books presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The cover of James Bond on Location: Excluding London. © 2013 Irregular Special Press. All rights reserved.

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16 JUNE 2013
JAMES BOND LOCATION: LONDON (VOLUME 1)

Publication of James Bond on Location: London - An Unofficial Review & Guide to the Locations Used for the Entire Film Series from Dr. No to Skyfall (2012) - is a new book written by J. P. Sperati. (Visit the official book website to read the book introduction and download a chapter for free.)

Special offer for FSWL visitors:
Input JBOLSWD when ordering the book from Baker Street Studios and you will automatically receive a 10% discount on the book. (Also valid for volume 2 of James Bond Location.)

Britain's Secret Service wasn't always based in the imposing building at Vauxhall Cross. The department known to Bond devotees as Universal Exports has had many homes - and with J. P. Sperati as your guide you can visit them all!

Which villain lived in the same street as Ian Fleming? Which villain was disposed of at an East End gasworks? How did Skyfall change the map of the London Underground? How can you visit St. Petersburg in several different areas of London? How did The World Is Not Enough defy the geography of the River Thames? Where in London can you find Shanghai and Hamburg? Where did we first hear those immortal words, "Bond - James Bond"?

All these questions - and many more - are answered in this fully illustrated up-to-the-minute handbook of 007's London! Complete with historical information, indexes and maps you can explore the world of James Bond on Location. A must for all James Bond and London Enthusiasts.

Book details:
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: Irregular Special Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1901091562
ISBN-13: 978-1901091564
Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.8 x 1.2 cm

Please note: There are actually two versions of the book with different ISBN numbers and covers - a black and white one destined for the US market (the one shown below) and also a European edition in full colour, the content is the same in both.

Editor's note:
A similar book as James Bond on Location: London was published in 2002, James Bond's London by Gary Giblin, but is out of print since many years and now a much sought-after collectible amongst Bond travellers.

Also, when it comes to travelling to real-life 007 locations, no one should do it without Martijn Mulder's excellent travel book On the Tracks of 007.

For other English Bond books presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The cover of James Bond on Location: London. © 2013 Irregular Special Press. All rights reserved.

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1 MARCH 2013
THE BLUFFER'S GUIDE TO BOND (PAPERBACK)

Bond is back, and so are The Bluffer’s Guides. Celebrating 50 years of the cinematic Bond – Bluffer’s is paying homage to the ultimate spy by publishing a revised edition of Mark Mason's The Bluffer’s Guide to Bond. (The first edition was published for the Kindle in November 2012.)

Be an instant expert on Bond and bluff your way with 007 aficianados. There is no risk involved, just a sense of humour. From Bond's lifestyle to his one-liners, and from the line to take to the link with JFK, here's the guide that gives you a licence to thrill in any company.

Book details:
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Bluffer's Guides
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1909365041
ISBN-13: 978-1909365049
Dimensions: 11 x 1 x 16 cm

About the author:
Mark Mason has long struggled to accept that he is not James Bond. Born in the year of Sean Connery’s Diamonds Are Forever ‘comeback’ (or, as it is known to Chinese Bond fans, The Year of the Hairpiece), he has drawn constant inspiration from 007, in spite of an early seduction attempt involving a vodka martini and a faulty cocktail shaker which left him with a large dry cleaning bill.

As well as being the author of novels and non-fiction works — including The Importance of Being Trivial, Walk the Lines, a book about walking the entire London tube network (overground) and The Bluffer’s Guide to Football — Mason is also a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines. He suspects that Bond wouldn’t have much time for him.

Editor's note:
For other English Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The paperback cover to the revised edition of The Bluffer’s Guide to Bond by Mark Mason. © Bluffer's Guides. All rights reserved.

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1 FEBRUARY 2013
JAMES BOND FAQ BY TOM DEMICHAEL

Publication of James Bond FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Everyone's Favorite Superspy by Tom DeMichael. The book is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books with a foreword by Eunice Gayson.

A favorite of film followers for 50 years, James Bond is the hero loved by everyone: Men want to be just like him, women just want to be with him. Moviegoers around the world have spent more than $5 billion to watch his adventures across the last five decades. What's not to enjoy about such a glorious multitude of gadgets, gals, grand locations, and grandiose schemes hatched by master villains and megalomaniacs?

Now, James Bond FAQ is a book that takes on the iconic cinema franchise that's lasted for so many years. Sometimes serious as SPECTRE, sometimes quirkier than Q, but always informative, this FAQ takes the reader behind-the-scenes, as well as in front of the silver screen. Everyone's included: Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig; little-known facts about TV's first shot at 007, the same Bond story that was made into two different films; whatever happened to those wonderful cars and gizmos that thrilled everyone; plus much more. It's a book for the casual, as well as hardcore, James Bond fan.

James Bond FAQ is filled with biographies, synopses, production stories, and images and illustrations seldom seen in print, leaving little else to be said about the world's favorite secret agent.

Editor's note:
Visit Onstage & Backstage's website for Bond blog posts by the author, Tom DeMichael.

Watch the promotional video for James Bond FAQ:


Book details:
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1557838569
ISBN-13: 978-1557838568

Editor's note:
For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Cover below:
The paperback edition of James Bond FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Everyone's Favorite Superspy. © 2012 Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. All rights reserved.

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11 DECEMBER 2012
NEW EDITION OF JAMES BOND DRINKS GUIDE

A new edition of David Leigh's book The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond is now available. (The first edition was published in Nov 2010.)

UPDATE 18/2/2014: The self-published book will compete against the best in the world after judges of the 2014 World Gourmand Awards announced it the UK winner of the cocktails category.

David, who didn't know his book had been entered for the competition, said: “When I heard it had won at the country level and saw myself on a list that includes Jamie Oliver I felt very honoured and completely shocked!”

About the book:
The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond takes a comprehensive look at the drinks consumed by 007 in both Ian Fleming's novels and the Eon movies. In this new expanded edition you'll find details of everything James Bond drinks, whether cocktails, Champagne or even beer, which 007 certainly did drink on occasion in the books and that Skyfall (2012) is not the first film in which he drinks beer.

Naturally it includes details of the vodka martini, shaken, not stirred, as well as the Vesper, which first appeared in Casino Royale.

As well as providing background details to some of 007's drinks, including a look at some of the best-known Champagne houses, it includes cocktail recipes so that you can mix drinks in the comfort of your own home to enjoy either by yourself, while you savour a 007 moment, or with family and friends.

Book details:
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: lulu.com
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1291191305
ISBN-13: 978-1291191301
Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches

Editor's note:
For other English Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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13 NOVEMBER 2012
50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND: ON THE RUN WITH 007

Publication of Life 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall by the Editors of LIFE.

Fifty years (and five billion dollars in ticket sales) ago, the dashing Scottish actor Sean Connery declared suavely that he was "Bond, James Bond." Thus began a cinematic series unlike any other. In November 2012, Skyfall (2012), the 23rd movie in what is seen as the authorized line of Bond films, will be released, with Daniel Craig (the sixth Bond) again in the lead role. The world will once more stream to the theaters for another dose of Bond.

LIFE was on the scene in the swinging '60s when James Bond became a cultural icon (in fact, when LIFE put the gold-painted actress Shirley Eaton on the cover in 1964, they helped him along), and now LIFE tells the whole story in this commemorative book.

Ian Fleming, a high-ranking officer in British Naval Intelligence during World War II, dreamt up his MI6 spy, code number 007, in 1953, and a decade later, with Dr. No, From Russia with Love (1963) and the smash Goldfinger (1964), saw his creation take on a life entirely his own.

All the fun of Bond is in the LIFE book: The movies; the reminiscences by the stars; the LIFE photo shoots; the knockoffs and spoofs (“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.;” “Get Smart;” “I Spy;” the first Casino Royale); the artifacts (a model of Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 was one of the best-selling toys of 1965); the trivia and inside information on M, Q and Moneypenny – anything a Bond fan would want, packed into one book and then shaken, not stirred. James Bond was, back in the day, one of those cultural phenomena tailor-made for LIFE: It was bright and colorful and vibrant. Today, it still is. Happy birthday, and welcome back, Commander Bond.

Book details:
Hardcover: 176 pages, over 100 photos
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1618930311
ISBN-13: 978-1618930316
Dimensions: 10 x 10 inches
Cover price: 27.95 USD

About the authors:
The editors at LIFE vigorously carry on the traditions of excellence in photography, in journalism, and in telling the story of our country and our world which began with LIFE magazine in 1936 by founding editor and publisher, Henry R. Luce. They have published books on a broad range of subjects, including New York Times bestsellers One Nation, LIFE Picture Puzzle and The American Journey of Barack Obama.

Other Ian Fleming and James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (November)
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (September)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (October 1)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (April 10)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (October)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (September 3)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl (October)
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (October)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER by Brian Gordon Lett (September 20)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (April 27)
>James Bond: Le Dossier Secret by Kevin Bertrand Collette (October 25)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (September 3)
>James Bond is Real by Mike L. Sparks (March 19)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (May 9)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman & Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (May)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (May)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (September 12)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (March 23)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (November 6)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (October 25)

For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Cover below:
The hardback edition of Life 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall. © 2012 Time Home Entertainment.

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NOVEMBER 2012
LIMITED SLIP CASE EDITION OF ALL ABOUT BOND

This autumn James Bond celebrates his 50th anniversary as a celluloid hero. With the release of Skyfall (2012), the 23rd movie starring the fictional secret service agent, All About Bond is a unique memoir that will delight, amuse and inform Bond fans the world over.

This limited edition copy of All About Bond with Luxury Slip case is exclusive to the official site, with only 500 copies available.

The book is packed with surprises, insights and candid memories, both personal and photographic from legendary names that cut their teeth and carved out careers in some of the most memorable scenes in movie history.

Terry O'Neill was a young photographer on the set of Goldfinger in 1963 when he captured – behind the scenes and never seen before – images of the moment Sir Sean Connery and Honor Blackman enjoyed a roll in the hay in a memorable and comical fight scene that made Pussy Galore cinematic folklore.

Bonus features include Deborah Moore’s (Roger Moore's daughter) audience with the man who turned Bond from a literary hero into a screen icon – the great Oscar winning art director Sir Ken Adam, while Motoring writer and expert Joe Dunn revels in a literary road test of Bond’s iconic cars from Aston Martin to Lotus. From 1962 to 2012, and back again, in more than 192 pages, All About Bond, is the inside story, in words and photographs, of the cinema’s most enduring action hero.

Editor's note:
The standard edition of All About Bond was published on October 1, 2012.

Other Ian Fleming and James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (November)
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (September)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (October 1)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (April 10)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (October)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (September 3)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl (October)
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (October)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER by Brian Gordon Lett (September 20)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (April 27)
>James Bond: Le Dossier Secret by Kevin Bertrand Collette (October 25)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (September 3)
>James Bond is Real by Mike L. Sparks (March 19)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (May 9)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (November 13)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman & Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (May)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (May)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (September 12)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (March 23)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (November 6)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (October 25)

Order All About Bond now to enjoy the luxury hardback book containing over 100 photographs, many never seen before, and as an added bonus there is a unique pictorial record of the making of the first Casino Royale – a comical 1967 extravaganza:
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1 NOVEMBER 2012
THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND: JON BURLINGAME

Following our report in Dec-2011, here is the publication date for The Music of James Bond, a new exciting book written by Jon Burlingame. The book is published in hardcover by Oxford University Press in USA.

The story of the music that accompanies the adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales.

Burlingame devotes a chapter to each Bond film, providing the backstory for the music - including a reader-friendly analysis of each score - and highlighting musical influences and trends such as John Barry's distinctive sounds for such early scores as Goldfinger and Thunderball, Marvin Hamlisch's disco touch in The Spy Who Loved Me, and the electronica approach that proved disastrous in GoldenEye. Just as important, the book brims with behind-the-scenes anecdotes. We learn about the decades-long controversy over authorship of the "James Bond Theme"; how Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis almost sang the title song for Moonraker; and how top artists like Tom Jones, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, the Pretenders, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, and Madonna were enticed to record for Agent 007. Burlingame shares the untold stories of how Eric Clapton played guitar for Licence to Kill but saw his work shelved and how Amy Winehouse very nearly co-wrote and sang the theme for Quantum of Solace.

New interviews with many Bond songwriters and composers, coupled with extensive research as well as fascinating and previously undiscovered details - including tales of temperamental artists, unexpected hits and surprising convergences of great music with unforgettable images - make The Music of James Bond a must read for 007 buffs and all popular music fans.

About the author:
One of the nation's leading writers on music for film and television, Jon Burlingame writes regularly for Daily Variety and teaches film-music history at the University of Southern California. His other work has included three previous books on film and TV music, and articles for other publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. He also produces radio specials for Classical KUSC in Los Angeles.

"Jon Burlingame has written an amazing behind-the-scenes dossier, revealing the personalities, the betrayals, the egos, the lawsuits, and the untold stories behind 007's hits and misses. Nobody does it better than Bond, and nobody knows Bond music better than Burlingame."
- John Cork (Co-author of James Bond: The Legacy, Bond Girls Are Forever, and James Bond Encyclopedia)

"A magnificent work. Not only has Mr. Burlingame assembled a meticulously researched history of the James Bond music, but, being an expert on musical scoring and composers, he offers a degree of music appreciation and insight that few possess. James Bond fans will devour this like Beluga caviar and Dom Perignon champagne."
- Steven Jay Rubin (Author of The James Bond Films and The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia)

"Jon Burlingame provides the intriguing and often fascinating story behind the one heretofore neglected aspect of the James Bond phenomenon: the soundtracks and the incredibly talented people behind them. The Music of James Bond manages to be exhaustively researched, yet highly entertaining. Those of us who pride ourselves on being 007 scholars will be humbled by the wealth of new insights the author reveals. With this indispensable book, Burlingame reaffirms his status as one of the world's foremost experts on motion picture soundtracks."
- Lee Pfeiffer (Co-author of The Incredible World of 007 and The Essential Bond, and Editor-in-Chief, Cinema Retro)

"At last, a worthy historical analysis of 007 that finally puts the music in the spotlight; often neglected and overlooked, John Barry's distinctive sound played a pivotal part in defining James Bond's screen persona. Jon Burlingame's incredibly detailed account successfully threads together the full story, and in doing so, reveals more twists and turns than an Ian Fleming novel.
-Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker (Co-authors, John Barry: The Man With the Midas Touch)

Book details:
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: English
ISBN-10: 019986330X
ISBN-13: 978-0199863303

Ian Fleming and James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (Hardback - 26 October)
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (Paperback - September 20)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (Hardcover - October 1)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (Hardcover - April 10)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (Hardback - October)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (Paperback - September 3)
>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hardback - March 13)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (October)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Gordon Lett (Hardback - September 20)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (Hardback - April 27)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (Hardback - September 3)
>James Bond is Real: The Untold Story of Political & Military Technological Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About by Mike L. Sparks (Paperback - March 19)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (Paperback - May 9)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (HB - October 2)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (Paperback - May 25)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood (Hardback - May 28)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (Hardback - September 12)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - March 23)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - November 6)

Editor's note:
For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The book cover of Jon Burlingame's The Music of James Bond. © 2012 Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

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1 OCTOBER 2012
ALL ABOUT BOND BY TERRY O'NEILL (HARDCOVER)

Publication of Terry O'Neill's book All About Bond. The book is published by Evans Mitchell Books in the UK.

There have been seven Bonds, 21 films, and scores of memorable stunts, gadgets, and girls – but never a book like this. Celebrating 50 years of 007, it is packed with classic images of Bond, from Connery to Craig, and the first beguiling Bond girls, Honey Ryder and Pussy Galore.

All About Bond reveals scores of never-before-seen, behind the scenes photographs, on the sets of Bond movies, by legendary photographer Terry O’Neill. It also includes unseen images of the “lost Bond”, the cult 60s classic Casino Royale (1967) starring David Niven as our sauve hero aswell as a stunning “how it was done” set of photographs showing the classic stables fight scene between Connery and Honor Blackman.

Bond fans will find this luxury and exclusive photographic memoir a collectible delight that records the candid humour and camaraderie of Bond filmsets.

Book details:
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Evans Mitchell Books
Cover price: £29.99
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1901268578
ISBN-13: 978-1-90126857-7
Dimensions: 29.2 x 23.5 x 2 cm

About the author:
Terry O’Neill has been been hailed as the greatest chronicler of fame for over 40 years.

In the Swinging 60s of Britain, he captured the cultural emancipation of music, fashion and movies before moving to Hollywood where he quickly established himself as the first choice photographer of filmstars, directors, producers and magazine editors.

He revolutionised portraiture and pioneered reportage celebrity photography. He created Bond film posters, Versace fashion campaigns and backstage photojournalism.

His iconic images are included in international art collections and sell widely on the fine-art market. He lives in London, and continues to work on both sides of the Atlantic.

Other Ian Fleming and James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (September)
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (September)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (April 10)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (October)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (September 3)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl (September)
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (October)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Gordon Lett (September 20)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (April 27)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (September 3)
>James Bond is Real: The Untold Story of Political & Military Technological Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About by Mike L. Sparks (March 19)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (May 9)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (October. 2)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (May 25)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (May 28)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (September 12)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (March 23)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (November 6)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (October)

Cover below:
The 2012 UK hardcover edition of All About Bond. © Evans Mitchell Books. All rights reserved.

Order All About Bond by Terry O'Neill at a discounted price:
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20 SEPTEMBER 2012
A BRIEF GUIDE TO JAMES BOND (PAPERBACK)

Publication of A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne, a comprehensive guide to Ian Fleming, the books, the films and the world that was created out of 007.

The world's fascination with Bond is unstoppable. James Bond is the greatest British fictional hero of the post-war era. He also has a huge following in the US - and around the world - as a legendary Cold War warrior, and now as a daredevil able to take on the villains of the post-Cold War world. The Bond books are all in print.

In this comprehensive guide to Ian Fleming, the books, the films and the world that was created out of 007, Nigel Cawthorne uncovers Bond's allure. It comes with special sections on the main characters - Q, M, the Bond Girls, and the women who first inspired them; the cars, and the incomparable baddies. It will be the ideal gift for fans and aficionados alike and will be published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Dr. No; the new film is scheduled for autumn 2012.

Book details:
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Robinson
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1849015074
ISBN-13: 978-1849015073

About the author:
Nigel Cawthorne is the author of Military Commanders, and Vietnam - A War Lost and Won. His writing has appeared in over a hundred and fifty newspapers, magazines and partworks - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to The New York Tribune. He lives in Chatham, Kent. More about Nigel on his official website.

Other James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (Hardcover - October 1, 2012)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (Hardcover - April 10, 2012)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (Hardback - October 2012)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (Paperback - September 3, 2012)
>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hardback - March 13, 2012)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (Hardback - October, 2012)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Gordon Lett (Hardback - September 20, 2012)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (Hardback - April 27, 2012)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (Hardback - September 3, 2012)
>James Bond is Real: The Untold Story of Political & Military Technological Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About by Mike L. Sparks (Paperback - March 19, 2012)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (Paperback - May 9, 2012)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (HB - Oct. 2, 2012)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (Paperback - May 25, 2012)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (Hardback - May 28, 2012)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (Hardback - September 12, 2012)
>The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (Hardback - October 26, 2012)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - March 23, 2012)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - November 6, 2012)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (Hardback - November 1, 2012)

Photo above:
The final paperback cover of A Brief Guide to James Bond. © 2012 Robinson. All rights reserved.

Order A Brief Guide of James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne from Amazon UK:
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3 SEPTEMBER 2012
CATCHING BULLETS - MEMOIRS OF A BOND FAN

Publication of Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell with a prelude by Barbara Broccoli and an afterword by Maud Adams. The book is released by Splendid Books.

>NEWS - Catching Bullets reveals its co-stars!

From the offbeat vantage point of a gay teenager whose grandfather was chauffeur to legendary 007 producer Albert R. Broccoli, Catching Bullets Memoirs of a Bond Fan is a love-letter to James Bond, Duran Duran title songs and bolting down your tea quick enough to watch Roger Moore falling out of a plane without a parachute.

When Jimmy O'Connell took a job as chauffeur for 007 producers Eon Productions, it would not just be Cubby Broccoli, Roger Moore and Sean Connery he would drive to James Bond. His grandson Mark swiftly hitches a ride on a humorous journey of filmic discovery where Bond movies fire like bespoke bullets at a Reagan-era Catholic childhood marked with divorce, a closet-gay adolescence sound-tracked by John Barry and an adult life as a comedy writer still inspired by that Broccoli movie magic.

Catching Bullets is a timely, unique and sharply observed accompaniment to a series that continues to punctuate lives, box-office prowess the world over and the film memories of anyone who has ever aimed two adjoining fingers to make a 007 gun-hand.

Book details:
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Splendid Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0956950574
ISBN-13: 978-0956950574
Cover price: 7.99 GBP

“Catching Bullets is a wonderfully funny and touching memoir.”
- Barbara Broccoli (executive producer of Skyfall (2012))

About the author:
Mark O'Connell is a talented comedy writer and has written for a range of top comedy performers including the legendary Ronnie Corbett plus various sketch shows, sitcom projects, stand-up acts and online shorts. Mark won the prestigious Lloyds Bank Channel Four Film Challenge for his short film, Carrying Dad which starred John Simm and Larry Lamb. He also scooped the coveted Jerwood Film Prize for Skedaddle and has worked with top comedy producer Jon Plowman. He has also been selected by London 2012 / BT to be one of the official BT Storytellers of the London Olympics.

Other Ian Fleming and James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (November)
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (September 20)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (October 1)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (April 10)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (October)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl (September)
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (October)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Gordon Lett (September 20)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (April 27)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (September 3)
>James Bond is Real: The Untold Story of Political & Military Technological Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About by Mike L. Sparks (March 19)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (May 9)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (October 2)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (May 25)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (May 28)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (October 26)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (March 23)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (November 6)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (October 25)

Image below:
The final cover of Catching Bullets Memoirs of a Bond Fan. © 2012 Splendid Books. All rights reserved.

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15 MAY 2012
JAMES BOND UNMASKED BY BILL DESOWITZ

Publication of James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz. The book is released by Spies Publishing in America.

James Bond is the most powerful and enduring cultural hero of our time and the longest-running franchise in movie history. In James Bond Unmasked, veteran film journalist Bill Desowitz chronicles the 50-year evolution of Ian Fleming's iconic superspy on the big screen, from the Cold War of the sixties to the current post-9/11 era. This insightful book comes direct from the source, as Desowitz interviews all six Bond actors: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.

"An elegant orgy of all things Bond. As essential, cool, and satisfying as one of Mr. Bond's martinis." -William Joyce, director of the Oscar(R)-winning animated short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011).

Book details:
Paperback: 178 pages
Publisher: Spies Publishing (same as The Making of On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984412611
ISBN-13: 978-0984412617
Dimensions: 23.5 x 19 x 1 cm
Cover price: 19.99 USD / 13.99 GBP

About the author:
Bill Desowitz covers all aspects of film, particularly animation/VFX/below-the-line. His “Immersed in Movies” column appears weekly at Indiewire’s TOH blog. He is a contributor to Animation World Network, where he recently served as senior editor as well as editor of VFXWorld. Desowitz is a long-time contributor to Editors Guild Magazine (retitled Cinemontage) and is a book reviewer for USA Today.

He was previously assignment editor at Below the Line, where he launched the BTL director series of interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, Michael Mann, Peter Weir, Mike Nichols, and the late Anthony Minghella. He began his animation/VFX coverage as managing editor and then editor of Animation Magazine. The Los Angeles native launched his career as a staffer for The Hollywood Reporter, where he also was a film reviewer.

As a distinguished freelancer, he’s written in-depth analysis of home entertainment, film restoration, outside the box trends, production stories, and profiles. His pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Premiere, Film Comment Wired, Variety, Fandango.com och Amazon.com, among others. More information about Bill on his official website.

Other James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (Paperback - September 20, 2012)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (Hardcover - October 1, 2012)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (Hardcover - April 10, 2012)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (Hardback - October 2012)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (Paperback - September 3, 2012)
>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hardback - March 13, 2012)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (Hardback - October, 2012)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER: The Top Secret Story Behind 007 by Brian Gordon Lett (Hardback - September 20, 2012)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (Hardback - April 27, 2012)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (Hardback - September 3, 2012)
>James Bond is Real: The Untold Story of Political & Military Technological Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About by Mike L. Sparks (Paperback - March 19, 2012)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (HB - Oct. 2, 2012)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (Paperback - May 25, 2012)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (Hardback - May 28, 2012)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (Hardback - September 12, 2012)
>The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (Hardback - October 26, 2012)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - March 23, 2012)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (Paperback - November 6, 2012)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (Hardback - November 1, 2012)

For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The paperback edition of James Bond Unmasked. © 2012 Spies Publishing. All rights reserved.

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27 APRIL 2012
JAMES BOND: AMAZING AND EXTRAORDINARY FACTS

Publication of James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts in hardcover. The book is written by Michael Paterson.

'Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: James Bond' is the essential companion for every Bond fan, unearthing a selection of surprising and intruiging facts about the much-loved fictional spy, and the books and films that he has starred in. It is brimming with strange and amusing stories about the Bond actors, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, behind the scenes at the film set, and amazing facts about Ian Fleming's original novel. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to.

The 'Amazing And Extraordinary Facts' series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.

About the author:
Michael Paterson is an author and historian with a special interest and encyclopaedic knowledge of all things James Bond. He has written books on a diverse range of subjects including Inside Dickens' London and Winston Churchill: His Military Life 1895-1945.

Book details:
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: David and Charles
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1446301958
ISBN-13: 978-1446301951

Editor's note:
For other English Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Order James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts at a discounted price from Amazon UK:
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19 MARCH 2012
JAMES BOND IS REAL BY MIKE L. SPARKS

Publication of James Bond is Real: The Untold Story of Political & Military Technological Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About in paperback. This is a book written by Mike L. Sparks.

Most spy fiction and movie lovers know Ian Fleming as the inspiration behind the wildly popular "James Bond" series, but the seemingly harmless hero myth of Agent 007, is in fact Fleming himself, a former British naval intelligence commander during World War II, dropping hints and spilling secrets about the world's most dangerous people and associations.

The terror organisations and doomsday devices found in the "James Bond" series were not merely dreamt up by Fleming, but were inspired by the intelligence he gathered during World War II. Fans of James Bond, history, and military and spy conspiracy theories will be fascinated by the backstory of the now infamous spy novelist who warned of real danger in his engrossing series.

Watch a clip about the making of the documentary "James Bond is Real":


Book details:
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Trine Day
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936296128
ISBN-13: 978-1936296125

Visit the official website of James Bond is Real for the latest information.

Editor's note:
For other English Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Order James Bond is Real: The Untold Story of Political & Military Technological Threats Ian Fleming Warned Us About from Lulu:

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23 DECEMBER 2011
THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND COMING IN 2012

Our friend Jon Burlingame has informed us that his fourth book, The Music of James Bond, will be published in October 2012 by Oxford University Press in connection with the 50th Anniversary of the 007 movie franchise.

"I accepted the assignment in part because I wanted to pay homage to John Barry and his legacy. I think you'll all be very pleased."

Jon Burlingame writes about music for films and TV for Variety and teaches film-music history at the University of Southern California. He has lectured on music for films and TV in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Miami, and Switzerland.

Book details: (from Amazon)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Language English
ISBN-10: 019986330X
ISBN-13: 978-0199863303

Photo above:
The book cover of Jon Burlingame's The Music of James Bond. © 2012 Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

When the great John Barry passed away in January 2011, Jon told the LA Times, "I think he's without a doubt one of the giants of film music of the last 50 years":
articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/01/local/la-me-john-barry-20110201
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1 SEPTEMBER 2011
A BOND FOR BOND: FILM FINANCES FOR DR NO

Charles Drazin's book A Bond for Bond: Film Finances and Dr No (hardcover) is published by Film Finances in the UK.
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Update 30/6/2014: Film Finances has offered our readers 50 copies of the book, a privately printed publication intended for non-commercial use. The book features many interesting facts and unique material relating to the first Bond film not to be found elsewhere. A wonderful item in any Bond collection. The copies will be given out on a first come first served basis.

If you would like a copy, please contact us and send a stamped addressed padded envelope, 260 X 246mm for the value of 3.80 GBP (2nd-class postage for 1.8kg), to 15 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XJ. Please note that this special offer is available only in the UK.
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Produced in 1962, Dr. No was the first James Bond movie. It launched the longest-running and, for many years, most successful film franchise in history. Film Finances agreed to guarantee delivery of the film to the distributor United Artists and, if the production exceeded its budget, to provide the extra finance necessary to complete the film.

When Dr No did exceed its budget by a very large amount, it tested the company's patience and resources as few films had before. The difficulties of its production contributed to making the year 1962 one of the most challenging in the company's history, but the way in which it met that challenge was a testimony to the indispensable role it played in independent production. It was a source of extra finance as well as invaluable production knowledge and expertise. No other organisation anywhere in the world could match the depth of experience that Film Finances had accumulated in many different circumstances over many years. The reason to revisit Dr No now is not just because it is a famous film approaching its fiftieth anniversary, but also because it illustrates so well the nature of Film Finances’ work, offering a perfect case study of what it did then and still does today.

Book details:
Hardcover: 128 pages
(Features 87 colour and b/w half tone illustrations.)
Publisher: Film Finances
Dimensions (mm): 220x300
ISBN-10: 0956893406
ISBN-13: 978-0956893406

About the author:
After taking a BA degree in Classics at Oxford, Charles Drazin worked for many years as an editor in London publishing. In 2006 he completed a PhD on the relationship between the French cinema and Hollywood and took up a lectureship at Queen Mary.

Drazin's primary research interest has been in the British cinema. His first book, The Finest Years: British Cinema of the 1940s (1998), offered a group portrait of some of the key figures of the British cinema of the 1940s. He then went on to write In Search of The Third Man (1999), to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the celebrated film; and a biography of the producer Sir Alexander Korda, Korda: Britain’s Only Movie Mogul (2002). In 2008 he was co-organiser of the David Lean centenary conference at Queen Mary and inaugurated a series of annual symposia on the British cinema with the ‘About Lindsay Anderson’ study day. Similar events, on Joseph Losey and Sally Potter, have followed in 2009 and 2010.

Photo above:
Hardback cover for A Bond for Bond: Film Finances and Dr No by Charles Drazin. © 2011 Film Finances. All rights reserved.

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14 MARCH 2011
JAMES BOND WATCHES PRICE GUIDE 2011 BY DELL DEATON

Publication of James Bond Watches Price Guide 2011. This is the first edition of a unique book written by Dell Deaton.

It's the book they didn't want you to see.

Here, for the first time ever, the "James Bond Watches Price Guide" provides readers with exact sales price amounts for specific, legitimately-completed transactions related to all confirmed Ian Fleming and Eon Productions 007-film James Bond watch models.

In many cases, interested buyers will be pleasantly surprised to see just how often the so-called "rare" wristwatch you're after is shown to have actually become available over the last year-to-18-months. Don’t be compromised by distracting searches for “similar-looking” watches that will inevitably leave you feeling like a wanna-be for the short time you’ll actually be able to wear them.

As the saying goes, when it comes to James Bond, there are no substitutes.

This is your guide to authentic Bond, James Bond watches.

James Bond watches are the ultimate reflection of the James Bond lifestyle. Covering six manufacturers, over the last half-century, through a wide range of styles and price points, it's hard to imagine any fan of the Ian Fleming books or on-screen 007 character who won't find his or her perfect choice from among the options.

Breitling. Hamilton. Omega. Rolex. Seiko. TAG Heuer. They're all here. From a variety of sources. Pick a model: The Guide will show you how much it’s sold for in the past, how often, and most likely sources. Pick a price: Guide numbers will suggest something in almost any range, from $25 to $25,000-and-up.

Looking to sell? This is your resource, too. Find out how much the “James Bond” affiliation can add to one watch model versus its virtually identical (but not quite) brother. Avoid costly overpricing mistakes that can lead to otherwise fine watches unnecessarily languishing long whiles among the dredges of the unsold.

This book takes the emotion out of finding fair market values for James Bond watches.

Written by internationally-recognized James Bond watch expert Dell Deaton, the "James Bond Watches Price Guide" features over 600 transaction references, across almost two dozen separate models. Current prices, and reference points dating back the last few years and oftentimes more. Exact sales prices: Not estimates, averages, or second-hand approximations.

Content is provided in eBook format to both reduce publication lead-time and deliver content that readers can conveniently carry with them on their Kindles or Kindle App-compliant smartphones (including Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile 7) for immediate reference when considering purchases, or sales via internet, or in-person deals.

Just as important, eBook technology is utilized to its fullest here: Embedded hyperlinks provide readers with immediate access (limited only by device capabilities) to free, current, specific online resources for authoritative writings where controversial watch identifications have been settled.

Photos for most James Bond watch models are linked as well, for those who need refreshers on appearance.

The "James Bond Watches Price Guide" can prepare readers to cut their best deals. Differentiate those watches that may merit more aggressive pursuit from those available frequently enough to allow for more patience, holding out for the lowest possible price.

Your investment in this eBook will likely be justified in just one watch purchase (or in steering emotions away from a slick rip-off).

Book details:
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 252 KB
Print Length: 59 pages
Publisher: Proteus Publishing
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

Editor's note:
For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Available now for immediate download in 60 seconds or less via Amazon US:
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004S7ANC6/fromswedenwit-20/
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MARCH 2011
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE LITTLE NELLIE

Publication of You Only Live Twice Little Nellie by Baron Barrymore Halpenny.

With a foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis, along with a wealth of information and pictures, some exclusive to the book, this really is an amazing insight into not only the filming of Little Nellie in the James Bond 007 film, You Only Live Twice (1967), but also an insight into the fascinating world of Ken Wallis himself.

The author, Baron Halpenny, having known Ken Wallis as a family friend all his life has provided some of the inside snippets to give the reader an understanding of what was involved in the making of the James Bond 007 film and more specifically the special Little Nellie scene.

Touching upon Wallis's war career and his involvement in the Cold War, both when in the Royal Air Force and out, the reader gets to know this incredibly talented man and so appreciate the cleverness of the autogyro known to millions as Little Nellie.

This book is a must for any Bond fan interested in the James Bond 007 gadgets and machines, or those that just love the colourful 007 film You Only Live Twice (1967) with its Japanese theme.

It goes without saying that the book will be of interest to those that love autogyros.

Book details:
Softcover: 100 pages + around 80 images
Price: £7.99
Publisher: Anzio
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-871448-20-7

Many thanks to our dear friends, Anagnostis Karras in Greece and Robin Harbour in the UK, for the heads up on this book.

Editor's note:
For other English Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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14 JANUARY 2011
007 ON THE ROCKS: A GUIDE TO THE DRINKS OF JAMES BOND

Publication of 007 on the Rocks: A Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. This is a specialised drinks book written by Stephan Kurr.


007 on the Rocks: A Guide to the Drinks of James Bond is based on the extensive firsthand experience of the author, an amateur mixologist with a penchant for James Bond trivia.

The book is a practical easy-to-use guidebook covering the unique world of James Bond libations. It contains every aspect of amateur mixology a Bond enthusiast needs to know including:

• Over fifty 007 drink recipes from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008)
• Exclusive champagnes of James Bond chapter
• The drinks of Ian Fleming's short stories
• Special "Q" mixology chapter
• The Author's own creation: the Tiffany Case martini
• Foreword by Bond aficionado David Zaritsky

The book is a definite must for all James Bond fan's personal library.

Book details:
Hardback: 138 pages
Publisher: Wasteland Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1600475434
ISBN-13: 978-1600475436
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches

About the author:
Stephan Kurr lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, dog and an enviable array of James Bond collectibles. Steve attended the University of California Berkeley and served as a counterintelligence special agent in the US Army. Bond and booze are his passions, and in the case of the latter, a consuming passion.

Editor's note:
Many thanks to our good friend Remmert van Braam for the head's up about this book!

For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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26 NOVEMBER 2010
THE DRINKS OF JAMES BOND BY DAVID LEIGH

The drinks of James Bond - A new book published just in time for the Christmas 2010 party season takes an in-depth look at the drinks of James Bond.

A MESSAGE FROM AUTHOR DAVID LEIGH:
"If you think of James Bond, what do you think of? Perhaps his Aston Martin DB5 and breathtaking car chases; witty retorts and a raised eyebrow; or perhaps you think of his signature drink, a vodka martini - shaken, not stirred...

...and when it comes to drinks, the truth is that these days most people associate James Bond simply with vodka martinis and Bollinger.

However, in my book - due out on November 26 - you'll learn that James Bond is much more than vodka martinis and Champagne.

The book examines the world of James Bond from the point of views of his drinks and covers the cocktails, wines and other drinks from Ian Fleming's novels and the EON film series.

As well as information on drinks appearing in the books and films you'll also find a complete list of cocktail recipes to allow you to mix the drinks for your friends.

Initially it will be available exclusively online for delivery anywhere in the world - enter your email address and I'll send you information on how to order as soon as it is available.
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Disclaimer: Alcohol should always be enjoyed in moderation - heavy drinking is dangerous to your health. If you believe you have a problem you should seek out professional advice.

Editor's note:
For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Order The Drinks of James Bond: The Complete Guide from Amazon UK:
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NOVEMBER 2010
SHAKEN & STIRRED: THE FEMINISM OF JAMES BOND

Publication of Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, a new book written by our American friend Robert Caplen about the cultural impact of the cinematic Bond girl.

Although she has been lauded by some as a liberated woman and true feminist archetype, the Bond Girl has virtually escaped critical study - until now. Robert A. Caplen’s Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond analyzes the cinematic Bond Girl and argues that the character initially served as a different archetype: one that reinforced a traditional, feminine ideal that served as a powerful reactionary symbol against the gender equality movement that gained prominence in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s.

The Bond Girl is one of the most recognized and celebrated cultural icons of the last fifty years. First introduced in Ian Fleming’s novels and short stories, producers Albert “Cubby” R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman breathed life into her cinematic manifestation beginning with Dr. No (1962). Since then, the world has been fascinated by the Bond Girl.

Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond provides a glimpse into “second wave” feminism, the Women’s Liberation Movement, and cultural representations of women during the latter half of the American twentieth century through a Bondian lens. It traces the evolutionary journey of the cinematic Bond Girl and assesses her cultural impact, revealing who she is and what she represents during the first eleven films in the James Bond franchise, a seventeen–year period described as the Golden Era of the Bond Girl, and beyond.

“With Robert A. Caplen’s Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, we finally have a detailed analysis of the complex evolution of the Bond Girl character. This book gives new insights into Bond’s world and insures that you’ll never look at Bond Girls the same way again!” - Charles Helfenstein, author of The Making of On Her Majesty's Secret Service & The Making of The Living Daylights

Background:
"The work was originally conceived of in 2000 before the wave of recent James Bond scholarship and cultural critique. At the time, only two similar types of works, James Chapman's Licence to Thrill and Jeremy Black's The Politics of James Bond, were first being released. My work - and the original version of what became the book - was completed in April 2001 as part of my degree requirements in History at Boston University in Massachusetts. After pursuing a career in law and focusing upon becoming a legal scholar, I returned to my original manuscript and began editing, revising, and rethinking various aspects of the work. It was always my intention to publish it as a book and share it with people interested in James Bond and feminism.

I believe that my book remains the first, full-scale critical treatment of the Bond Girl (this volume considers the film series through Moonraker (1979)). Unlike the various "celebration" works that are in print, such as John Cork and Maryam d'Abo's Bond Girls Are Forever work, my book is cinematic critique, historical scholarship, and entertainment all wrapped into one. It is entirely an independent work that I developed, wrote, and financed (I licensed over 50 images of actors, actresses, scenes from the 007 films, and images of important players and events in the American feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s) on my own, and it bears no relation to anything produced or endorsed by Danjaq LLC, MGM, or any other James Bond rights holder. My intent was and remains to contribute a serious work to the growing library of James Bond scholarship and cultural analysis. My follow-up book, which I am currently researching, will consider the films and characters since For Your Eyes Only (1981)." - Robert A. Caplan

Book details:
Pages: 459
Book Format: Trade Book 6x9
ISBN 13 (TP): 978-1-4535-1281-4
ISBN 13 (HB): 978-1-4535-1282-1
ISBN 13 (eBook): 978-1-4535-1283-8

Editor's note:
For signed copies of Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, visit the official website.

For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The first edition of Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond. © 2010 Robert A. Caplen. All rights reserved.

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1 SEPTEMBER 2010
BEING JAMES BOND: VOLUME ONE BY JOSEPH DARLINGTON

Volume One of Being James Bond published. The book is written by our friend Joseph Darlington.

UPDATE DECEMBER 7, 2010: Being James Bond: Volume One - Pocket Edition has now been released on Amazon.com in paperback, as well as for Kindle editions.

>Read the full press release here

Being James Bond: Volume One - Pocket Edition is a guidebook on living more like James Bond by mastering the same skills that Bond has. ‘Being James Bond’ is a ‘How-to Guide’ on anything James Bond can do, or has done, and serves as an instruction manual for the reader to make James Bond’s knowledge and skills his own. This book, the first volume in a series of eight, is a collection of eight instructional essays on the various abilities of James Bond.

In addition to the introduction chapter, ‘Volume One’ explores such topics as playing Texas hold’em poker, learning to ski, traveling to London, drinks and mixology, horseback riding, bungee jumping, and even learning to fly an airplane. Informative and fun, each chapter will bring the reader one step closer to being James Bond!

The 244-page book is also filled with positive testimonials from listeners of the ‘Being James Bond’ podcast, and is endorsed by Paul Kyriazi, film director and author of How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle, and Sandy Shepard, lifestyle trainer and author of Fempowerment: A Guide To Unleashing Your Inner Bond Girl and The Fempowerment Playbook.

Book details:
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: SNS Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0557557100
ISBN-13: 978-0-557-55710-3
Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches

Editor's note:
Joseph Darlington is the man behind the Being James Bond website. He resides in America.

For other American Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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1 SEPTEMBER 2010
JAMES BOND IN WORLD AND POPULAR CULTURE

James Bond and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough by Robert G. Weiner, B. Lynn Whitfield and Jack Becker published.

James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough provides the most comprehensive study of the James Bond phenomena ever published.

The 40 original essays provide new insights, scholarship, and understanding to the world of James Bond. Topics include the Bond girl, Bond related video games, Ian Fleming's relationship with the notorious Aleister Crowley and CIA director Alan Dulles. Other articles include Fleming as a character in modern fiction, Bond Jr. comics, the post Fleming novels of James Gardner and Raymond Benson, Bond as an American Superhero, and studies on the music, dance, fashion, and architecture in Bond films. Woody Allen and Peter Sellers as James Bond, are also considered as is Japanese imitation films from the 1960s, the Britishness of Bond, comparisons of Bond to Christian ideals, movie posters and much more. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines have contributed a unique collection of perspectives on the world of James Bond and its history. Despite the diversity of viewpoints, the unifying factor is the James Bond mythos.

James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough is a much needed contribution to Bond studies and shows how this cultural icon has changed the world.

About the authors:
Robert G. Weiner is associate Humanities Librarian at Texas Tech University. He has a presentation that he has given at conferences and even once in a church entitled “How My X-Wife taught me to love James Bond.” He has taught several classes on Bond and Popular Culture. Weiner is area chair for James Bond and Popular Culture for the Southwest Popular Culture Association. He has been published in Texas Library Journal, Journal of Southwest Cultures, International Journal of Comic Art, and the East Texas Historical Journal. He is the author and editor of books on the Grateful Dead, and most recently edited Graphic Novels and Comics and Libraries, and co-edited From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse and Cinema Inferno: Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins. This book on Bond has long been a dream of his.

B. Lynn Whitfield is an Associate Archivist at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library where she serves as the University Archivist of Texas Tech University and administers its records management program. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Mercer University in 1993, her Master’s Degree in Museum Science in 1995 and passed the national archivist’s exam in 2004 to become a Certified Archivist. Recently she edited the exhibit catalog, “Medieval Southwest: Manifestations of the Old World in the New.”

Jack Becker is an associate librarian at Texas Tech University. He is the librarian for history. He has been published in the West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, Journal of Southwest Cultures, and Journal of Ethno-American History. He has presented on James Bond at the Southwestern Popular Culture Association.

Book details:
Hardcover: 515 pages
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language English
ISBN-10: 1443822892
ISBN-13: 978-1443822893
Book dimensions: 21 x 15 x 4.2 cm

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20 FEBRUARY 2010
JAMES BOND: LICENCE TO QOUTE

James Bond: License To Quote: The Quotable Double-0 Seven by Colin M Jarman released.
1500 Humorous Quotes about the world's favorite spy.

LICENSE TO "QUOTE" is the first quotations book solely dedicated to the ever-expanding universe that surrounds James Bond.
This book of humorous quotes is all about the lighter side of Double-0 Seven - his books, his movies, his life, world, & his cultural footprint. License To Quote turns the tables on the world's favorite secret agent and turns the spotlight on him.
A Who's Who of observers and commentators - from all over the globe - take dead aim at James Bond: man and myth. Comical contributions come from his creators, his critics, his biographers, his imitators, his fans and from selected media sources including film, TV, fansites, etc.
The depth and diversity of subject matter in this book clearly demonstrates the incredible level of recognition and the extraordinary fan-base Bond has built up since he first appeared in 1953.
For well over fifty years, 007 has been at the summit of the best-seller's list, on top of the cinema box-office and still remains at the forefront of the world's consciousness. His iconic image and cultural accessories are legendary and License To Quote celebrates that legend.

James Bond was a suave intellectual who could slice through life's difficulties with the ruthless efficiency of Oddjob's hat.
WILLIAM GRIMES in The New York Times (1991)

I wish he'd get back to the days when Bond head-butted Curt Jürgens in the face, blew up Donald Pleasence's volcano and went to bed with Barbara Bach.
JEREMY CLARKSON in The Sunday Times (2009)

Everyone in Bond is named after somebody Ian Fleming knew. Pussy Galore was probably his cleaning lady.
SINCLAIR MACKAY, The Man with the Golden Touch (2008)

For more details go to www.LicenseToQuote.com

Book details:
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Blue Eyed Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1907338101
ISBN-13: 978-1907338106
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches

About the author:
Colin M Jarman has published over 20 books in the USA and UK. He has been a fan of 007 since he first saw GOLDFINGER in the late 60s. His favorite Bond book is CASINO ROYALE, his favorite Bond movie is GOLDFINGER, his favorite Bond is Timothy Dalton, his favorite Bond Girl is Denise Richards, his favorite Bond villain is Dr No, his favorite Bond theme song is Live and Let Die, and his favorite quote by 007 is That's a Smith and Wesson ... and you've had your six.
More details on the author and his books can be found at Blue Eyed Books.

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NOVEMBER 2009
REVISIONING 007: JAMES BOND AND CASINO ROYALE

Publication of Revisioning 007: James Bond and Casino Royale written by Christoph Lindner and published by Wallflower Press.

Revisioning 007 is a lively collection of new essays on the reinvention of James Bond in the 2006 film Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig in his first appearance as Agent 007. Treating Casino Royale as a case study in popular film culture and as a significant turning point in the 007 series, the book offers innovative readings of the film and its inte-rrelations with the Bond franchise, the culture industry and recent developments in cinema, society and world politics.
Essay topics range from the analysis of 007's masochism, voyeurism and hyper-mobility, to the examination of the film's testicular torture scene, the links between international politics and high-stakes gambling and the changing role of the secret agent in a post-9/11 world order.

About the author
Christoph Lindner is professor and chair of English literature at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of Fictions of Commodity Culture (2003) and editor of Urban Space and Cityscapes (2006) and The James Bond Phenomenon (2003).

Book details:
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1906660190
ISBN-13: 978-1906660192

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SEPTEMBER 2009
THE MAN WHO SUPERCHARGED BOND (PAUL KENNY)

The Man Who Supercharged Bond: The Extraordinary Story of Charles Amherst Villiers is a new book written by Paul Kenny and is published by Haynes. This book is a must-read for all James Bond scholars!

Amherst Villiers, a cousin of Winston Churchill, is best known as the man who supercharged the legendary Blower Bentley, which his close friend Ian Fleming described as James Bond's only hobby.

He also designed Malcolm Campbell's first land speed record-breaking Bluebird, played a part in BRM's only world championship-winning engine, spent 20 years on the US space programme, and painted portraits so fine that his work was on display in London's National Portrait Gallery.

Had he been as good with people as he was with engines, this brilliant maverick could have achieved even more.

From the inside flap:
Charles Amherst Villiers was born into the British aristocracy, a scion of the houses of Clarendon, Marlborough and Wimbourne. By applying lessons learned in the famous workshops of Oundle School, he came to play a key role in pre-war British motor sport, supercharging the Blower Bentley that did battle with Mercedes at Le Mans, and designing Malcolm Campbell's first land speed record-breaking Bluebird.

A switch into aeronautic engineering culminated in an audacious design for a six-engine, double decker, transatlantic aircraft, before Villiers moved to the US to devote himself to rocketry, designing the gyroscope that helped win his company contracts for Poseidon and Polaris, and advising on the optimal route for Man to journey to Mars.

This remarkable Renaissance Man was also a gifted artist, studying under portrait painter Pietro Annigoni in Florence, and painting subjects as varied as Pope John Paul II, racing driver Graham Hill and James Bond writer Ian Fleming. Indeed, Fleming was so engaged with his friend that 007's `only hobby' was a Blower Bentley, and Villiers was asked to provide the initial design drawings for Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang.

At an age when most men retire, Villiers returned to front-line motor racing, advising on the engine that drove Graham Hill to his first world championship. His revolutionary Grand Prix engine design a decade later was only aborted by Hill's fatal air accident.

Paul Kenny has taken each strand of Villiers' extraordinary life, and the character traits that prevented him from attaining true greatness, and woven them into an enthralling tale.

Book details:
Hardcover: 360 pages
Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1844254682
ISBN-13: 978-1844254682
Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.8 x 3 cm

From the back cover:
His cars broke lap records at Le Mans and Brooklands. Another was James Bond's 'only personal hobby'. He spent more more than 20 years on the US space programme, and his paintings were displayed in London's National Portait Gallery. His name was Villiers, Amherst Villiers.

About the author:
Paul Kenny is one of the few Chartered Accountants who hold a degree in Archaeology, and runs a UK division of a US corporation. A lifelong motor racing enthusiast, he has written for Motor Sport and lectured at Brooklands. He lives in Teddington, Middlesex. Visit his official website for more information including a video clip with Jay Leno: >The Man Who Supercharged Bond

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6 AUGUST 2009
007 EXOTIC LOCATION: BAHAMAS

James Arnold Jr. has written another Bond location book entitled 007 Exotic Location; Bahamas.

Ever wanted to visit those exciting and exotic film locations of James Bond, but never knew where to find them?

This book points you in the right direction. 007 Exotic Location, Bahamas, shows you the 50 Exotic filming Locations of Seven of the 007 James Bond films shot in the Bahamas and also points out over 140 other filming sights from other films that you will want to see along the way! More than 360 pages and 300 Pictures in Book! Trivia and Bloopers are given from each of the Seven 007 James Bond films examined. Country locations of every 007 film are given. In the second half of the book over 200 007 Real Props and Collectables Shown! Most of the collectables you can buy directly from the author's website.

Book details
Paperback: 362 pages
Publisher: Reel Art; 1st edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0974324116
ISBN-13: 978-0974324111
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

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6 AUGUST 2009
007 EXOTIC LOCATION: KEY WEST

James Arnold Jr. has written a Bond location book entitled 007 Exotic Location; Key West.

007 Exotic Location, Key West, shows you the Exotic Locations of 007 and also points out other filming sights to see along the way! More than 160 pages & 200 Pictures in Book! 20 - 007 Shooting Locations are examined! 60 Shooting Locations from other films! 007 Real Props & Collectables Shown! Most of the collectables you can buy directly from the author's website.

Book details
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Reel Art
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0974324124
ISBN-13: 978-0974324128
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces

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1 OCTOBER 2008
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TOUCH

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TOUCH - HOW THE BOND FILMS CONQUERED THE WORLD by Sinclair Mackay released.

When Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman set out to make what they expected to be the first of three or four movies based on the espionage novels of Ian Fleming they can hardly have dreamt that they were founding a business that would still be going strong nearly half a century later. Yet the role of James Bond, which transformed Sean Connery's career in 1962 when DR NO came out, still retained its star-making power in 2006 when Daniel Craig made his Bond debut in CASINO ROYALE.

This is the story of how, with the odd misstep along the way, the owners of the Bond franchise, EON Productions, have contrived to keep James Bond abreast of the zeitgeist and at the top of the charts for 45 years, through 21 films featuring six Bonds, three M's, two Q's and three Moneypennies.Thanks to the films, Fleming's original creation has been transformed from a black sheep of the post-war English upper classes into a figure with universal appeal, constantly evolving to keep pace with changing social and political circumstances.

Having interviewed people concerned with all aspects of the films, Sinclair Mckay is ideally placed to describe how the Bond 'brand' has been managed over the years as well as to give us the inside stories of the supporting cast of Bond girls, Bond villains, Bond cars and Bond gadgetry.This book covers the 45-year history of the world's most successful film franchise. It shows how EON Productions has kept James Bond abreast of the zeitgeist and at the top of the charts through 21 films featuring six Bonds, 3 M's, 2 Q's and 3 Moneypennies. It tells the stories behind the 'Bond' girls, the 'Bond' villains, the 'Bond' songs and title sequences, the 'Bond' cars and gadgetry.

Book details:
Format: Hardback, 320 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781845133559
Dimensions: 23.6 x 14.8 x 4 cm

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29 SEPTEMBER 2008
JAMES BOND: THE HISTORY OF THE ILLUSTRATED 007

Alan J Porter's book James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007 published.

The book consist of 240 pages and is written by Alan J Porter and is published in paperback by Hermes Press. ISBN 19-32563-18-0

The fully illustrated book will chronicle the story behind Bond’s comics adventures around the world, from British newspaper strips to original stories produced for markets such as Sweden and Chile, to Japanese manga, and of course the various American series and movie adaptations.

It will also be taking a look at the various Bond spoofs, 007’s influence on comics art in general, and hopefully lining up interviews with some of the creators who have added to Bond’s story over the years.

Before Bond became world famous with his movie series, the character was the subject of successful English newspaper strips and later in comic books. With the explosion of Bond on the screen the character and his exploits become even more popular in comic strip and comic book versions all over the world. James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007 007 examines it all, and covers Bond’s newspaper strip and comic book appearances from the 1950s to the present. The release of this all-new history is timed to coincide with James Bond’s newest movie appearance and is sure to be a must for all Bond fans.

The cover of the book presents a never-before-seen painting by noted artist Bob Peak who made a significant contribution to the Bond canon’s movie poster art.

The editor of FSWL (Anders Frejdh) is one of the contributors to this book.

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22 SEPTEMBER 2008
THE LITTLE BOOK OF BOND

LITTLE BOOK OF BOND BY MICHAEL HEARTLEY

"Little Book of Bond "is a 128-page hardback book in the million selling Little Book series written by Michael Heatley. This fantasic companion is a perfect entry into the world of the most well known spy in the world. From the early movie release of Dr No fans of the Bond franchise have been fascinated by Bond's world of fast cars, fantastic looking girls and unique gadgets. This superb little Gift book looks at the history of the series and explores the actors who have played him from Sean Connery to David Niven and the more recent incarnations through actors Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

Book details:
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Green Umbrella Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1906229872
ISBN-13: 978-1906229870
Dimensions: 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.5 cm

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23 JUNE 2008
2ND EDITION OF THE BATTLE FOR BOND (SELLERS)

The second edition of Roberts Sellers excellent The Battle For Bond published with a new foreword by Len Deighton.

(The first edition of The Battle for Bond was banned by the Ian Fleming Will Trust.)

In 1963, Ian Fleming, the creator of the 20th century's greatest fictional character was in court, accused of plagiarism. The screen version of James Bond was not Fleming's creation. It was the creation of Jack Whittingham, who was employed by maverick producer Kevin McClory to adapt the character to the big screen. Had this screen character never been developed, James Bond might have been just another minor fictional spy character.

The Battle for Bond is a tale of bitter recriminations, betrayal, multi-million dollar lawsuits and even death. It is the fabled story of Kevin McClory's 40 year legal battle over the rights to the screen version of James Bond, which he and Whittingham had created.

THE CRITICS RAVED ABOUT THE FIRST EDITION:
"A brilliant page-turner with all the qualities of a thriller, this is easily the best film book of the year." - Film Review

"Robert Sellers dedication and thorough investigation into this Bond story results in a book that is a must for any serious fan of the franchise." - Cinema Retro Magazine

"The most important book ever published about the evolution of Ian Fleming s James Bond... a must read!" - Graham Rye - 007 Magazine

Book details:
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Tomahawk Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0955767008
ISBN-13: 978-0955767005
Book dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 2.3 cm

Robert Sellers is the author of several entertainment books including biographies on Sean Connery, Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise. He was also the author of ‘Very Naughty Boys’ the history of George Harrison/Monty Python’s HandMade Films, a book Empire magazine called, ‘essential reading.’

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15 APRIL 2008
THE BOND CODE BY PHILIP GARDINER

In 2008 the world will discover the secrets of Ian Fleming and James Bond. For decades there has been a code hidden beneath the layers of this popular spy.

Best selling author Philip Gardiner will reveal the truth of THE BOND CODE.

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18 JUNE 2007
THE BATTLE FOR BOND BY ROBERT SELLERS

The Battle For Bond: The Genesis of Cinema's Greatest Hero by Robert Sellers published by Tomahawk Press.

300 pages of a story that will rock the world of James Bond - fully illustrated. Don’t miss this opportunity! Includes over 100 rare and never before seen photos.

Cinema history might have been very different had the first James Bond film not been Dr No (1962) in 1962 starring Sean Connery, but Thunderball (1965) directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1959 and starring Richard Burton as agent 007. It sounds preposterous and unbelievable, but it almost happened.

The Battle for Bond unravels the untold story behind the most controversial part of the James Bond legend using previously unpublished material including letters and private documents. It is a tale of bitter recriminations, betrayal, multi-million dollar lawsuits and even death.

It starts way back in 1959 when colourful Irish film producer Kevin McClory collaborated with Ian Fleming and Hollywood screenwriter Jack Whittingham on a screenplay for what was intended to be the first ever James Bond film, entitled Thunderball. When the project collapsed, Fleming instead used its plot as the basis for his next Bond novel, but without permission. An incensed McClory and Whittingham sued.

The resulting trial was one of the most high profile and complex of the 1960s. Essentially the creator of the 20th century’s greatest fictional character was in the dock, accused of plagiarism. Already gravely ill, many of Fleming’s friends feared the pressure of the trial would have a detrimental effect on his health. Tragically they were proved right when only a few months later Fleming died of a massive heart attack aged only 56.

As for Kevin McClory, he became a millionaire over night, winning the film rights to Thunderball. He was now in the enviable position of being able to make his own 007 movie. But the already established Sean Connery series was a hard act to compete with and McClory instead decided to join forces with Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman in a one-off deal to co-produce Thunderball. Released in time for Christmas 1965, Thunderball was the Star Wars of its day, becoming one of the most successful films in movie history.

Part of McClory’s court victory entitled him to remake Thunderball at a future date, resulting in Never Say Never Again (1983), which saw Sean Connery returning to the Bond role after a 12 year absence and was the film that Broccoli tried desperately to ban. Following its success McClory tried in vain to start his own 007 film series, using the rights he owned in Thunderball, but was thwarted at every turn in a succession of increasingly hostile legal battles against Broccoli and Bond studio MGM. McClory even made the claim that he was co-creator of the cinematic James Bond character and demanded a share in the three billion dollars of profits the 007 series had earned.

Even in the late 1990s McClory was still determined to make more Bond films and in one last giant court battle the entire future of James Bond was to be decided. Would the Broccoli family and MGM, home to the 007 series since 1962, emerge triumphant. Or would Kevin McClory’s 40-year claims on the Bond character succeed.

In preparing the book the author was granted exclusive access to a wealth of previously unpublished material including hundreds of letters from the principal characters in the Thunderball story, including Fleming himself, business and private documents and never before seen papers from the 1963 court case. And also the five different screenplays that were written for Thunderball - two from Fleming and three from Jack Whittingham.

The author also interviewed many of the actors and production people who worked on Thunderball and Never Say Never Again. Their memories and colourful anecdotes bring to life two of the most successful and universally popular Bond movies of all time.

Robert Sellers is the author of several entertainment books including biographies on Sean Connery, Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise. He was also the author of ‘Very Naughty Boys’ the history of George Harrison/Monty Python’s Hand Made Films, a book Empire magazine called, ‘essential reading.’

THE CRITICS ARE RAVING:
"This has all the intrigue of a first-rate espionage thriller, complete with twists, turns, betrayals and double-dealings. A superb piece of research immaculately presented, its revelations will leave Bond fans awestruck! A brilliant page-turner with all the qualities of thriller, this is easily the best film book published this year." - Film Review

"Robert Sellers’ dedication and thorough investigation into this Bond story results in a book that is a must for any serious fan of the franchise." - Cinema Retro Magazine

"The most important book ever published about the evolution of Ian Fleming’s James Bond… a must read!" - Graham Rye - 007 Magazine

UPDATE ABOUT THIS BOOK:
The first edition of The Battle for Bond was withdrawn in March 2008 following persistent threats of legal action from the Ian Fleming Will Trust. The first edition included a very small number of the documents used in evidence at the Fleming plagiarism trial, which we believe we had the right to reproduce. The Fleming Trust disagreed, claiming that the documents were their copyright – a fact that we never disputed, but we believed that their use in the context of this book fell under several exclusions in the Copyright Design and Patents Act.

Reproducing these documents in any event was not critical to the book, and the documents themselves were of no great significance. So we were surprised at the threats from the Ian Fleming Will Trust, who could have asked for the small payment their use would have incurred or simply an acknowledgment of their ownership in the next edition. Instead, they wanted the book removed from sale – literally banned over this small and insignificant matter. They were unwilling to discuss any other course of action but the banning of the book. Their behaviour left us with the impression that they were attempting to ban the book largely due to the fact the Ian Fleming plagiarism case was something that they did not want publicised, particularly in the year of the Fleming centenary.

We could have fought them in court, but we are no match for the bottomless pit of money they were apparently willing to invest in this matter, so we took the commercially sensible decision to deliver the remaining UK stock of the book to Olswang, their solicitor’s offices in London.

The banning of the book created intense media interest in the book and the Fleming plagiarism case, and as a consequence of this renewed interest, we soon will be publishing a revised and updated new edition of the book, which we would not have done had the Ian Fleming Will Trust not intervened. As our friends at Cinema Retro magazine have concluded:

“It’s hard to fathom what the Fleming estate hoped to gain by these actions. They've taken a low-profile book and given it enormous exposure. Sellers was not uncovering a scandal: the courtroom case involving Fleming was major news at the time and has been extensively covered in every biography of the author. For the sake of trashing 300 copies, they have insured that the book will now be highly-sought by readers who might otherwise would have never known it existed.”

The story was also covered by Bookseller Magazine, the Sunday Times and the BBC. Watch the BBC coverage here.

Tomahawk Press and the author, Robert Sellers would like to acknowledge the overwhelming support we have had from the James Bond fan community, to whom we say thank you.


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30 JANUARY 2007
LICENCE TO THRILL BY JAMES CHAPMAN

A new updated edition of Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films is published by I.B. Tauris. The book is written by our friend James Chapman.

Licence to Thrill follows Bond from Dr. No (1962) through all the subsequent Bond films, exploring them within the culture and politics of the times, as well as within film culture itself.

When James Chapman's rip-roaring journey through the annals of celluloid Bond first appeared in 2000, the London Evening Standard wrote "Chapman demonstrates that there is more to the 007 franchise than just girls, guns and globe trotting", and Stephen O'Brien, writing in SFX magazine called the book "thoughtful, intelligent, ludicrous and a bit snobby. Bit like Bond, really."

Licence to Thrill went on to establish itself as one of the best books on Bond, and one that has made readers think in new ways about 007. For this new edition, Chapman has now brought the story right up to the present, with a revised Introduction, a new Chapter One and, most importantly, full coverage of Brosnan as Bond in The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002), as well as, of course, a brand new chapter on Casino Royale (2006) and Daniel Craig's new-look Bond.

About the author:
James Chapman is Professor of Film at the University of Leicester and an acclaimed writer on cinema and television. His previous books include:
• The British at War: Cinema, State and Propaganda, 1939-1945 (IBT, 1998)
• Cinemas of the World: Film and Society from 1895 to the Present (Reaktion, 2003)
• Past and Present: National Identity and the British Historical Film (IBT, 2005)
• Inside the Tardis: The Worlds of Doctor Who (IBT, 2006)

Book details:
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Series: Cinema and Society
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN: 9781845115159
Height: 234 mm
Width: 156 mm

Reviews:
"Chapman offers a thorough and lucid account of the Bond phenomenon." - Alexander Star, Civilization

"There are two kinds of academic texts: the kind that contains photographs of Ursula Andress wearing a bikini, and the kind that do not. Licence to Thrill' falls, fortunately, into the first category." -Giles Coren, The Times

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17 NOVEMBER 2007
THE ULTIMATE JAMES BOND FAN BOOK BY D. LIPP

The Ultimate James Bond Fan Book by Deborah Lipp is published by Sterling and Ross Publishers and is a never-before compiled compendium of lists, facts, anecdotes, trivia, commentary, photos and much, much more, about the most valuable movie franchise in movie history.

Filled with minutiae culled from the far-reaches of the planet, The Ultimate James Bond Fan Book is your one-stop shop for all things Bond, including a detailed listing of every Bond movie made until CASINO ROYALE (2006), the actors, the guns, the gadgets, the girls, the cars and everything in-between. A must for even the casual Bond fan.

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28 OCTOBER 2006
JAMES BOND AND PHILOSOPHY

UK release for JAMES BOND AND PHILOSOPHY edited by James South and Jacob Held, paperback version.
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2 OCTOBER 2006
JAMES BOND: THE SECRET WORLD OF 007

Publication of a new edition of James Bond: The Secret World of 007 (now including Die Another Day (2002) and Casino Royale (2006)). The book is written by Alastair Dougall, edited by Dave Worrall, and illustrated by Roger Stewart.

This visually driven book reveals the secrets of Bond's amazing vehicles and gadgets and also examines 007's relationship with MI6, his busy love life and a tour of Q's weird and wonderful workshop.

Book details:
Hardcover: 157 pages
Publisher: Clearway Logistics Phase
Language English
ISBN-10: 0756623049
ISBN-13: 978-0756623043
Dimensions: 30.7 x 26.4 x 1.8 cm

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11 AUGUST 2006
JAMES BOND OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Publication of James Bond of the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007, a new book edited by Glenn Yeffeth and published by Benbella Books.

The staying power of the world’s most dashing secret agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise are explored in this smart yet nostalgic collection of essays. Leading writers discuss the 10 sexiest Bond girls, the best villains and the controversy surrounding the latest actor to play James Bond.

Topics covered range from the playful—how to build a secret lair and avoid the perennial mistakes made by would-be world dominators—to the thought-provoking, such as Bond’s place in the modern world, his Oedipal complex and perceived misogyny, and the unerring allure of the charming spy.

Contributors include:
• Adam Roberts
• Andrea Carlo Cappi
• Bruce Bethke
• David Morefield
• Erin Dailey and Harry Elliot
• JA Koranth
• John Cox
• Lawrence Watt-Evans
• Louis Markos
• Michael Marano
• Natasha Giardina
• Paul Baack
• Raelynn Hillhouse
• Ray Dempsey
• Raymond Benson
• Sarah Zettel
• Steven Rubio

Book details:
Paperback: 199 pages
Publisher: Smart Pop
Language: English
ISBN-10: 193377102X
ISBN-13: 978-1933771021
Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Cover price: 17.95 USD

About the author:
Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of several anthologies in the Smart Pop series, including The Anthology at the End of the Universe, Farscape Forever!, Five Seasons of Angel, Navigating the Golden Compass, Seven Seasons of Buffy, Taking the Red Pill and What Would Sipowitz Do? He lives in Dallas.

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