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Bond Bibles - The Bookshelf

Ever since Ian Fleming wrote Casino Royale many authors and journalists have explored and celebrated the James Bond phenomenon. While some books have been official, large format publications, others have delved deeper into specific areas of the subject. In this new series Matthew Field will meet both high-profile writers as well as some of the world’s most knowledgeable “007” experts, who have contributed to the James Bond bibliography.

The Bookshelf

Sally Hibbin – 03 July 1953

Bond Bibles:

  • The Official James Bond 007 Movie Book
  • The Official James Bond 007 Movie Poster Book
  • The New Official James Bond 007 Movie Book
  • The Making of Licence To Kill

Sally Hibbin at Bond in Motion, photographed by Mark Witherspoon. All rights reserved.

Tony Bennett – 12 February 1947

Bond Bibles:

  • Bond and Beyond: The Political Career of a Popular Hero (1987)

Tony Bennett. © Copyright Tony Bennett. All rights reserved.

Steven Jay Rubin
– 09 September 1951

Bond Bibles:

  • The James Bond Films: A Behind the Scenes History (Talisman Books, Arlington House, Crown Publishers, 1981, 1983)
  • The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia (Contemporary Books 1990, 1995, McGraw Hill 2003)
  • The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia (Chicago Review Press, 2020)

Left: Steven Jay Rubin (From the Steven Jay Rubin Collection, all rights reserved.)

Richard Schenkman 
– 6 March 1958

Bond Bibles:

  • Bondage Magazine: The publication of The James Bond 007 Fan Club (17 issues 1974-1990)
  • The Illustrated James Bond (1981)

Left: Richard Schenkman (© Matthew Field, all rights reserved.)

Above: Raymond Benson (From the Raymond Benson Collection, all rights reserved.)

Raymond Benson 
– 06 September 1955

Bond Bibles:

  • The James Bond Bedside Companion (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1984, Boxtree, 1988)

Bond Novels:

  • Zero Minus Ten (Hodder & Stoughton, 1997)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (Hodder & Stoughton, 1997)
  • The Facts of Death (Hodder & Stoughton, 1998)
  • High Time To Kill (Hodder & Stoughton, 1999)
  • The World Is Not Enough (Hodder & Stoughton, 1999)
  • DoubleShot (Hodder & Stoughton, 2000),
  • Never Dream of Dying (Hodder & Stoughton, 2001)
  • The Man With The Red Tattoo (Hodder & Stoughton, 2002)
  • Die Another Day (Hodder & Stoughton, 2002).

John Pearson – 05 October 1930

Bond Bibles:

  • The Life of Ian Fleming (Jonathan Cape, 1966)
  • James Bond: The Authorised Biography (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1973)
  • Ian Fleming: The Notes (Queen Anne Press, 2020)


Above: Lee Pfeiffer (© Matthew Field, all rights reserved.)

Above: PHIL LISA (From the PHILIP LISA Collection, all rights reserved.)

Lee Pfeiffer 
– 20 August 1956

Bond Bibles:

  • The Incredible World of 007 (Boxtree - UK, Citadel - USA, 1992,1995)
  • The Films of Sean Connery (Citadel, 1993)
  • The Essential Bond (with Dave Worrall, Boxtree 1998, 1999, 2003)

Philip Lisa
– 05 December 1960 

Bond Bibles:

  • The Incredible World of 007 (Boxtree, UK, Citadel, USA, 1992,1995)
  • The Films of Sean Connery (Citadel, 1993).

Michael Feeney Callan

Bond Bible:

  • Sean Connery: His Life And Films (W.H Allen, 1983)Revised as Sean Connery: The Untouchable Hero (Virgin Publishing, 1993) and as Sean Connery (Virgin Books, 2002).

Left: Michael Feeney Callan (From the Michael Feeney Callan Collection, all rights reserved.)

About The Author
Matthew Field is the co-author of Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films. He is a regular contributor to both MI6 Confidential and Cinema Retro. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Ian Fleming Foundation.

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