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Penguin to republish `My Name`s Bond, James Bond` anthology

04-Jul-2008 • Literary

Not content with republishing Ian Fleming's classic James Bond novels in hardback this year, along with the new 007 adventure "Devil May Care", and not one - but two - releases of the same short story collection "Quantum of Solace" within five months, Penguin are to reprint a compendium of quotes.

The collection of Fleming's best bits, "My Name's Bond, James Bond", was put together by Simon Winder back in 2000. Winder later went on to pen "The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal Journey into the Disturbing World of James Bond".

"My Name's Bond, James Bond: An Ian Fleming Anthology" is set to be re-released on 30th October 2008 in the UK - just a day ahead of Daniel Craig's second outing as 007 hits the big screen. The paperback will retail for £6.99

Click here to pre-order on Amazon UK.

No word on a US edition yet, although the odds may be good as the title was released State-side back in 2000.

Click here to read the MI6 interview with Simon Winder.

Original Blurb
This book celebrates the greatest of all postwar British fictional icons. For too long the Bond films have overshadowed their literary source - the bizarre, baroque world of Ian Fleming. Full rein is given in this anthology to Fleming’s wonderful creations - the deranged villains, their horrifying associates and their surreal lairs; from Dr. No’s guano island to Blofeld’s Garden of Death. Full attention to is paid to the girls, cars, food, drink and cigarettes consumed by the books’ brutal, resourceful hero. From the first Bond novel, Casino Royale to the last to be fully finished, You Only Live Twice, there is an extraordinary zest and ingenuity to Fleming’s imagination and My Name’s Bond… allows readers to see perhaps as never before the author’s remarkable abilities. He was, above all, a creator of great set pieces and it is these that are surely at the root of the films’ great and lasting success

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