Blowfeld wrote:So you were the blighter bidding against me!
I am jealous, what a wonderful find and it couldn't have a better owner either. Someone who will certainly appreciate it and take care of it.
I do not believe I had the pleasure of reading this book, I know for sure I never had my hands on the "Bill" Turner edition. Might have another edition of it if it was republished. Probably thumbed throu it if so and might have a copy since I can't help but buy most Bond related books that come across my path. To give them a good home you know
Blowfeld wrote:I know for sure I never had my hands on the "Bill" Turner edition.
The Book Of Bond
This book was written by Kingsley Amis under the pseudonym of Lt-Col-William ("Bill") Tanner, the name of the Chief of Staff in the British Secret Service and one of James Bond's best friends.
Firmly tongue-in-cheek it claims to be manual to become a 007, hence the subtitle "Every Man His Own 007" and is broken into chapters such as Drink, Food, Smokes, Cars and of course Girls. With reference to the books, it sets out how anyone can become James Bond, with time studying how to be, and without the danger of being the real James Bond.
One particularly interesting feature of the British hard cover edition is the reversible cover, claiming to be "The Bible Revised To Be Read As Literature" - it features in one of the books, hollowed out to make way for a gun.
mcbride007 wrote:It sounds like a cool book, but if I owned the Sweeney's copy I would be selling it for £40 on Ebay.
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