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Many thanks to Vintage Books for the review book ”SOLO” from James Bond Museum Sweden Nybro

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Many thanks to Vintage Books for the bre review book "SOLO" from  James Bond Museum Sweden Nybro

Many thanks to Vintage Books for the  review book ”SOLO” from James Bond Museum Sweden Nybro
New Bond Book by William Boyd http://www.007museum.com/solo.htm

Many thanks to Vintage Books for the review book ”SOLO”

from  James Bond Museum Sweden Nybro

New Bond Book by William Boyd  


New JAMES Bond Book ”SOLO” ON POD by William Boyd

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Episode 1

Book at Bedtime, Solo Episode 1 of 10

1 hour left to listen
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 30 September 2013

It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.

A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in a small West African nation. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M’s orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.

Bond’s renegade action leads him to Washington DC, where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.

Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

Written by William Boyd, who is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and thirteen novels, including the bestselling historical spy thriller Restless – winner of the Costa Novel of the Year – and Any Human Heart, in which the character of Ian Fleming features. Among his other awards are the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Jean Monnet. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2005 he was awarded the CBE.

Solo – a James Bond novel written by William Boyd. Copyright Ian Fleming Publications Limited 2013

Reader: Paterson Joseph Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Producer: Joanna Green A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.



William Boyd, the author of the James Bond novel ”Solo”

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William Boyd, the author of the James Bond novel Solo, poses with his new book outside the Dorchester Hotel in London on Wednesday.


William Boyd has left James Bond stirred, if not shaken.

The British writer has taken on the fictional spy in Solo, a new 007 novel that balances fidelity to Ian Fleming’s iconic character with subtle changes.

Bond fans will find much they recognize, along with some surprises — one of which is that in Boyd’s mind, James Bond looks like Daniel Day-Lewis.

Boyd says Fleming once described the spy as ”looking like the American singer-songwriter Hoagy Carmichael. Daniel Day-Lewis looks like Hoagy Carmichael.”

Solo is set in 1969, and takes the suave British spy from London’s plush Dorchester Hotel to a war-ravaged West African country and on to Washington on a perilous lone mission.

Boyd steers Bond away from his big-screen action-hero image and back toward the complex and conflicted character of Fleming’s novels.

”Even though he’s this handsome superspy, when you read the books you realize that he’s haunted,” Boyd told the Associated Press Wednesday.

James Bond authorWilliam Boyd, the author of the James Bond novel Solo, poses with his new book outside the Dorchester Hotel in London on Wednesday.  (Matt Dunham/The Associated Press)

”He’s not a cartoon character. Fleming gave him all his traits, his tastes, his likes and dislikes — and his complexes. Bond has a dark side. He’s troubled sometimes. He weeps quite easily. And he makes mistakes. That’s what’s so interesting about him.”

As the book opens, Bond is recovering from birthday celebrations at the Dorchester. He has just turned 45, and is feeling his age.

”Bond is mature. He’s seasoned,” Boyd said. ”He’s lived a lot, he’s a man of experience. He may not run quite as fast as he could when he was 25, but he’s seen how life has changed and times have changed. It’s a good age for him to be.”

Boyd, 61, a winner of the Whitbread and Costa book prizes, follows writers including Kingsley Amis and Sebastian Faulks as a successor to Fleming, who died in 1964.

His novel is authorized by the Fleming estate, and was launched Wednesday with fanfare befitting a major British cultural export.

Boyd posed gamely for a photo call — at the Dorchester, naturally — alongside British Airways flight attendants, clutching a copy of the book in a translucent attache case. Seven copies of the books were driven in a Jensen convoy to Heathrow Airport, destined for seven cities around the world with ties to Boyd or Bond: Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Zurich, New Delhi, Los Angeles, Cape Town and Sydney.

Solo hits British bookstores on Thursday and will be published Oct. 8 in the United States and Canada.



Nya James Bond på äventyr i Afrika! William Boyd berättar för James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro

24 Apr

Nya James Bond på äventyr i Afrika

James Bond ska snart ut på nya äventyr, och för Lägg till media första gången kommer agent 007:s resor ta honom till – Afrika.

Bond, jina langu ni James Bond, ja vi får väl se om det blir på swahili Bond kommer att presentera sig under nästa spionaffär. Agent 007 har tidigare helt kort besökt Kapstaden och Madagaskar i sina filmer, men nu blir det premiär för ett helt äventyr som har Afrika söder om Sahara som huvudfokus – det avslöjar författaren William Boyd som skriver nästa bok om 007 som kommer ut i höst.

James Bond skapare Ian Fleming dog redan 1964 och sen dess har olika författare fortsatt hålla liv i den brittiska agenten. Den här gången är det alltså William Boyds tur, själv född i Ghana och mest känd för sin roman A Good Man in Africa – som har filmatiserats, med ingen mindre än själva ur-Bond Sean Connery i huvudrollen

Exakt vart söder om Sahara Bond ska resa har William Boyd ännu inte berättat, och han kan ju som sagt sitt Afrika.

Men jag blir ändå nyfiken på, när det är dags för filmvärlden att sätta tänderna i det här stycket, om Bond kommer jaga sina bovar bland lejon och giraffer och snälla ömsom ondsinta bybor i den exotiska schablonbild vi är vana vid – eller i storstadspulsen i en av de nya tillväxtekonomierna på kontinenten.

Nya James Bond på äventyr i Afrika!  William Boyd berättar för James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro



New Bond Book by William Boyd. Back to 1969 for his new storie.

20 Feb

William Boyd takes James Bond back to 1969 in new 007 novel

Booker-nominated author William Boyd is taking on the mission to write a new James Bond novel.

The as-yet-untitled book will appear in 2013, the 60th anniversary of the super-spy’s first literary outing, in Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale.





Ny James Bond 007 bok. James Bond-boken skriven av författaren William Boyd

19 Feb

I slutet av september kommer den nya James Bond-boken skriven av författaren William Boyd. Handlingen i den än så länge titellösa romanen utspelar sig 1969 och kretsar kring en 45-årig James Bond, skriver AFP.

Boyd är den tredje författaren under de senaste åren att få erbjudandet att skriva en Bond-roman. Jeffery Deaver skrev ”Carte Blanche” som gavs ut 2011 och Sebastian Faulks skrev ”I djävulens tjänst” som gavs ut 2008. Innan dess har även andra författare skrivit romaner om den kände spionen.

James Bond skapades av Ian Fleming som hann med 14 romaner innan han avled 1964.