JAMES BOND AND BENTLEY, DEVIL MAY CARE
BENTLEY MOTORS DESIGNS LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION OF THE NEW BOND BOOK, DEVIL MAY CARE
In a unique collaboration between three of Britain’s iconic brands – James Bond, Bentley Motors and Penguin Books – a special, limited edition of the new Bond book Devil May Care will be published on 28th May. Written by Sebastian Faulks at the invitation of Ian Fleming Publications to celebrate the Ian Fleming centenary, Devil May Care is one of the most eagerly anticipated publications of 2008.
Cars and James Bond have always had a strong association and, contrary to popular belief, Bond’s preference has historically been firmly with Bentley Motors. He owned three Bentleys in the course of the fourteen original novels written by Ian Fleming. It is fitting therefore that in Devil May Care – published to coincide with the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth – Bond is found once again in the driving seat of his favourite car.
To mark the reunion, Penguin approached Bentley to produce a luxury, limited edition of Devil May Care. The result is a beautiful and striking edition which takes its inspiration from hard-covers of the original 1950s and 1960s Bond books combined with the stylish Bentley owner’s manuals and handbooks of the era. Inside the book is a specially designed model pewter Bentley, described in detail by Fleming in Thunderball.
Bentley Chief Designer Dirk van Braeckel says, “Transferring our design knowledge from the car world to a book was a new challenge for us, but working closely with Penguin, we think we have come up with a unique product which is complementary to the history of Bentley and Bond that can be appreciated by all.”
Only 300 copies of the Special Series edition will be produced, costing £750 each, available exclusively from the Penguin James Bond books website (www.penguin007.com).
Devil May Care Bentley – Special Series Edition. New in The James Bond 007 Museum Nybro. Sweden.
|Devil May Care Bentley – Special Series Edition. New in The James Bond 007 Museum Nybro. Sweden.
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Bond Villians Jaws (Rickard Kiel)
FIRST EDITION – FIRST PRINTING
|Devil May Care Breaks Records 4th June 2008
After just 4 days of sales, Devil May Care, the new James Bond novel by Sebastian Faulks, has sold 44,093 copies making it Penguin’s fastest selling hardback fiction title ever. Previous Penguin bestsellers by the likes of Tom Clancy and Nick Hornby have sold about 11,500 copies in their first four days, the publisher said.
The novel enters the charts this week at no. 1 in all relevant categories. Waterstone’s saw the highest sales selling over 19,000 copies. The Waterstone’s special edition of Devil May Care, retailing at £100, had sold out by midday on the 28th May – the day it went on sale.
The hardcover print run in Britain and the United States is reported to be 400,000 copies.Above: Devil May Care Ovan: Devil May Care