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New Young Bond author Steve Cole talks about the upcoming series

20-Oct-2013 • Young Bond

Author Steve Cole, who has taken over from Charlie Higson to pen a new series of Young Bond novels, has given his first interview about the assignment to his local paper The Bucks Herald.

Cole heard the news [about getting the job] in the spring but had to keep it top secret until now.

“It was part of the test to keep it secret,” he said.

“I was ecstatic and blasted the James Bond theme in my car. It is a high profile assignment and I consider it a privilege.”

“Part of getting the job was to work out a pitch for a story arch to cover four books,” he said.

In Cole’s novels Bond will be aged 14 and 15.

He said: “These are the books that show how the adult Bond was formed.

“He has adventures and brushes with the Secret Service, and an uncle who is a spy.

“In the 30s travel was different and more exotic and there is rich dramatic potential in the events of those times.”

The first book will be out in autumn 2014 and is aimed at the 11+ age group.

Click here to read the complete interview.

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