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Rejected titles for first Young James Bond book revealed

17-Mar-2005 • Young Bond

In the third part of In Conversation With Charlie Higson - an MI6 interview - the author discussed the process of selecting the title for the debut Young James Bond book, SilverFin.

"Between myself, the publishers and Ian Fleming Publications, and my agent... and anyone else involved... there were hundreds of titles going to and fro and bits were being stuck to other bits..."

The rejected titles were worse than some of Ian Fleming's rejected titles, but we didn't quite have The Undertaker's Wind!"

"In the end it just seemed that SilverFin worked, it looked quite good on the front of the book, and it was something that had various meanings but wasn't too specific."

MI6 can reveal the rejected titles for Young Bond: Book 1 included...
Silverskin
Out of Breath
Dare or Die
Silvereye
Stargazer
Black Water

Click here to read the first part of the Charlie Higson interview on MI6.

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