Forever and a Day out now

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Just a quick reminder that the new James Bond novel Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz is out in hardcover today in the UK.

I understand that Waterstones have an exclusive edition with a couple of extra pages reproducing some Ian Fleming notes for material that has been incorporated into this book.

Both Waterstones and Amazon UK have the book listed for half price.

Casino Royale Forever and a Day tie-in edition

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I spotted this new Vintage paperback edition of Casino Royale online today.

It appears to be a tie-in with the upcoming novel Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz and includes a foreword by that author.

The online listings I have seen all give an old publication date from 2012, presumably of an existing edition, so I’m not sure when this cover will be available.

Dr No Vintage Heroes & Villians edition

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I just spotted this new edition of Dr No today online.

It’s part of Vintage’s Heroes & Villians series featuring various novels such as Dracula by Bram Stoker, Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad and The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan among others.

Each of the books features a quote from the novel on the front cover.

The publication date for this edition is listed as 5 April 2018.

Goldfinger Folio Society Edition

The Folio Society have announced the fifth illustrated Ian Fleming James Bond novel is Goldfinger. I believe they have promised to do all 14 of the Fleming books in matching editions.

goldfinger will join their earlier releases of Casino Royale, From Russia With Love, Dr No and Moonraker.

All feature illustrations by Fay Dalton.

You can read more and order the book here:

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/IFG/goldfinger

Finally here’s a look at the book and the illustrations.

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Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz preview

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Anthony Horowitz has written a second James Bond novel. Titled Forever and a Day it is to be published in May. Like the previous book, Trigger Mortis, this new book is supposed to have some Ian Fleming material incorporated into it.

007 is back. After authentically recreating the golden age of James Bond in his high-speed thriller, Trigger Mortis, Anthony Horowitz is back in Ian Fleming’s shoes once more. In Forever and a Day he brings readers an official prequel to Casino Royale, telling the story of the origins of the world’s most famous secret agent.

M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. ‘We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.’ ‘It’s Bond, sir,’ the Chief of Staff replied. ‘James Bond.’

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand.

It’s time for a new agent to step up.

Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime.

It’s time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill.

This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera.

Forever and a Day is published by Jonathan Cape on 31 May 2018.

Vintage Hardback Editions 2017

Last week Vintage Books published new hardback editions of three James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, namely Casino Royale, Live and Let Die and Goldfinger.

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All three come with new introductions by John Cork plus at the back of each there is an archive section with photos and reproductions of correspondence relating to the book in question.

I ordered them from WHSmith on the day of publication, Thursday 2 November and they promptly arrived yesterday, Monday 6 November.

I thought a few photos might be us full for people making up their minds on whether or not to buy the books.

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Comparison between 2008 Penguin editions and 2017 Vintage editions
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Another comparisons between 2008 and 2017
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Endpaper of Casino Royale with Bond and Vesper playing card design
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Endpaper of Live and Let Die with shark mouth design
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Endpaper of Goldfinger with golf club and gold bullion design
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The books with dust jackets removed
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Goldfinger dustjacket
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Live and Let Die dustjacket
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Casino Royale dustjacket

The books are slightly smaller than the 2008 Penguin centenary hardbacks and are priced at £12.99 each, although you should be able to get them cheaper online.

Moonraker Folio Society Edition

The Folio Society have announced their next illustrated Ian Fleming James Bond novel is Moonraker. I’m pretty pleased about this as it’s my favourite of the earlier Bond novels.

Moonraker will join their matching editions of Casino Royale, From Russia With Love and Dr No with illustrations by Fay Dalton.

You can read more and order the book here:

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/MNK/moonraker

Finally here’s a look at the book and the illustrations.

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