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11/07/07
James Bond Returns Via the Medium of Books
- New secret agent tale told by Sebastian Faulkes

James Bond Returns Via the Medium of BooksJAMES BOND is on his way back to the world of books in a new adventure written by Sebastian Faulkes, the acclaimed author of Birdsong.

Forty years after the last book The Living Daylights - from Ian Fleming hit the shelves, Faulkes has penned what he hopes will be a fitting next episode to the legendary series.

"I was surprised but flattered to be asked by the Fleming estate last summer if I would write a one-off Bond book," said Faulkes. "I hope that Ian Fleming would consider it to be in the cavalier spirit of his own novels and therefore an acceptable addition to the line."

Called Devil May Care, the story perhaps surprisingly revisits Cold War territory rather than attempting to bring OO7 up to date in the manner of the films, though Faulkes' effort is still likely to receive the full Daniel Craig movie treatment.

The Fleming estate has been busy relaunching Bond in recent years, getting Charlie Higson to write a new series called Young Bond about the secret agent as a 14-year-old teenager.



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