New logo for Young Bond unveiled by Ian Fleming Publications
Ian Fleming Publications have revealed a new logo for their Young Bond spin-off series. Author Steve Cole has taken over the books after Charlie Higson penned the first five.
The new, sixth, book in the series hit shelves on November 6th this year in the UK.
Cole, who takes over from the original creator of Young Bond, Charlie Higson, is the author of a number of hugely successful childrenâs books â including the Astrosaurs series and several authorised Doctor Who novels. He is a lifelong fan of Flemingâs Bond novels:
âI first encountered Bond in print as a teenager, when I read From a View to a Kill. FlemingÂ´s writing was so vivid and authentic, Bond and the world he inhabited seemed suddenly real to me â and the danger and glamour led me through book after book. ItÂ´s both a thrilling privilege and an exciting challenge now to be shaping a new era in the life of such an iconic character â with many firsts and surprises to come as JamesÂ´s life in the dangerous 1930s develops.âColeâs first Young Bond novel will launch with a bang in Autumn 2014. It will be published in hardback on RHCPâs highly respected Jonathan Cape childrenâs imprint.
Whilst Higsonâs five novels chart Bondâs childhood at Eton and his introduction to the world of espionage, Coleâs first title will pick up where By Royal Command (2008) left off and will follow teenage James in the aftermath of his expulsion from Eton. This period in Bondâs life has never been explored before and readers can expect all the thrills, action, glamour and tension that are the essential ingredients of a classic Bond adventure.
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