James Bond Books

Licence Renewed

Licence Renewed by John Gardner (read by Jeremy Northam) Orion Publishing (audiobook)

Sunday, 7 August, 2011, 12:00am

Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver (read by Toby Stephens) Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook)

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Meet the new spymaster

Thriller writer Jeffrey Deaver will publish his latest novel, Carte Blanche, next month. In the normal scheme of things, this would be one of the publishing events of the year: with sales in excess of 20 million copies in more than 150 countries, Deaver is one of the world's more popular writers.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Best of Fleming's Bond - the top five 007 tales

Casino Royale (1953)

The first and arguably the best Bond of all. 007 saves the world by playing cards with SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. Bond is dismayed when he's assigned the beautiful, but distinctly female, Vesper Lynd as a partner. As romance rises, so does the likelihood for betrayal. Sharply plotted, strong characters and written with pitiless clarity.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Devil May Care

Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks Penguin, HK$114

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

BOOK (1960)

Quantum of Solace

Ian Fleming

(Penguin)

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling

The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling

by Kate Westbrook

John Murray, HK$228

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

The Moneypenny Diaries

The Moneypenny Diaries

by Kate Westbrook

John Murray, $101

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain... all will be explained

Why do people get grumpy when they are tired? Does it require more energy to be cheerful?

Some people say when you are tired, communicating with others is an effort. Your grumpiness discourages others from trying to be sociable. Conversely, if you are cheerful, they are more likely to talk to you. So it can be said that cheerfulness takes more energy.

19 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

A night on the tiles in the capital of chic

What do a movie star, a tai-tai and a glamour-puss do when they meet up in Paris? Well, apart from shopping, they go out for a night on the tiles of course! Bond girl Michelle Yeoh, tai-tai Reina Chau and Chanel's external relations director Bonnie Gokson all met up in the City of Lights a few weeks ago for the Chanel haute couture show at the fashion house's premises in the Rue Cambon.

7 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Unique Bond

Irecently watched the latest James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies and I could not stop thinking how bad this once-classic series had become. As usual, the soundtrack was fantastic and the stunts were great, but really they were no more spectacular than the stunts that had thrilled me when I was a teenager, many years ago.

1 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Licensed to thrill

IT would not be the end of the world if James Bond was killed off as a viable film franchise, but it would be sad. Timothy Dalton's two outings as 007 all but terminated Bond's licence to kill and it is a considerable surprise - and relief - to see Goldeneye, the 17th Bond film, rescue the 'sexist, misogynist dinosaur' from the movie scrapheap.

15 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Shaken, but definitely not stirred, over misuse of a licence to thrill

NEVER SEND FLOWERS - the new James Bond adventure, by John Gardner (Hodder and Stoughton, $221).

DEAR JOHN, From: Mr James Bond 'Dun Spyin' Home for Retired Agents Somewhere in the South of France THIS afternoon I had a most unpleasant experience - your book Never Send Flowers - the new James Bond adventure.

1 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Licence to live forever

HE SHOULD have been killed long ago. Not by the criminal organisations he fought, or by the 60 Morland Specials he smoked a day, but by a fickle public fed up with his chauvinism, offended by his snobbery and bored with his adventures.

21 Mar 1993 - 12:00am