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Gillette Returns

28th May 2024

New Ian Fleming hardbacks to welcome back the popular designer

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To mark the birthday of James Bond's creator, Ian Fleming Publications today announced further details about their upcoming publication of 007's original adventures in hardback on October 3rd.

The covers will be designed by Michael Gillette, who previously created the series of Ian Fleming novel covers back in 2008 for the centenary. Publishing Director Simon Ward said, "I remember seeing Michael Gillette’s James Bond cover designs in a bookshop window in 2008. They were instant classics and became defining editions for a whole generation of fans. We’ve long wanted to partner with Michael again and are thrilled that day has finally come. We believe he’s put together something very special and can’t wait to share these all-new designs with the world."

Since creating the centenary editions, Gillette has also painted the covers for John Gardner's continuation novel reprints in Germany.

Gillette said about the upcoming set: "I’m very excited to see this set released. It was wonderful to make the 2008 set, and to get a second opportunity is a great honour. I hope that fans and new readers will sense the love and thought with which they were created."

All fourteen hardbacks will be released in the UK on October 3rd 2024.

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