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Free Ian Fleming 007 novels with The Times newspaper from 17th May

15-May-2008 • Literary

This summer, help yourself to a thrilling read with a selection of original James Bond novels, courtesy of The Times.

This Saturday 17th May, you’ll find the Ian Fleming classic, Octopussy, inside your copy of The Times.

For secret agent 007, international espionage can be a dirty business. Whether he is tracking down a wayward major who has taken a deadly secret with him to the Caribbean, or touching down in New York to stop a former operative falling into the clutches of the KGB, James Bond always closes the case – with extreme prejudice.

Then pick up five more titles – one each day from Monday to Friday – when you buy The Times in WHSmith.

On Monday: Casino Royale

The first Bond novel introduces agent 007 – charming, sophisticated, handsome, and chillingly ruthless. His mission: to neutralise a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called ‘Le Chiffre’ – by ruining him at the baccarat table and forcing his Soviet spymasters to ‘retire’ him. But some people refuse to play by the rules, and Bond’s attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster and an unexpected saviour.

On Tuesday: Live and Let Die

Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner and tool of Mr Big – master of fear and voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition – he knows that Mr Big is also a top SMERSH operative and one of the most dangerous men that he has ever faced. After a trail leading through the jazz joints of Harlem to the Everglades and on to the Caribbean, not even the enigmatic Solitaire can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end.

On Wednesday: Moonraker

At M’s request, Bond goes up against Sir Hugo Drax at the

card table, on a mission to teach the millionaire and head of the Moonraker project a lesson he won’t forget. But there is more to the mysterious Drax than simply cheating at cards, and once Bond delves deeper he discovers that both the project and its leader are not what they pretend to be.

On Thursday: Diamonds are Forever

Meet Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, hard-boiled blonde; the kind of girl you could get into a lot of trouble with – if you were lucky. She stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa via London to the States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but the hunter becomes the hunted and 007 is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter…

On Friday: From Russia with Love

Every major foreign government has a file on James Bond. Now, Russia’s deadly SMERSH organization has targeted him for elimination, and they have the perfect bait in the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. Her mission is to lure Bond to Istanbul and seduce him while her superiors do the rest. But when Bond walks willingly into the trap, a game of cross and double-cross ensues – with 007 both the stake and the prize.

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