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14th February 2024

On His Majesty's Secret Service will be re-released in the UK this summer

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After a stunning success last year to mark King Charles III's coronation, Charlie Higson's James Bond novella 'On His Majesty's Secret Service' will be published as a mass-market paperback this summer.

Ian Fleming Publications commissioned Mark Ecob to create the single-image cover. Commenting on the design, he explained: "I didn’t want to do yet another shadowy figure with a gun, Bond feels like it has more pedigree. "

As with the original hardback, proceeds will benefit. The paperback features 'revised text' and new exclusive additional content.


It's the 4th of May, two days before the coronation of King Charles III and the world's favourite spy has his work cut out for him.

Bond is sent at the last minute to thwart an attempt to disrupt the coronation by the deadly megalomaniac Æthelstan of Wessex, who is on a mission of his own to rule the United Kingdom and rewrite history.

Can Bond thwart his plans by infiltrating Æthelstan’s private army and ending his reign of terror before it begins?

Release Date: 6th June, 2024
Publisher: Ian Fleming Publications
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Price: £9.99
ISBN-13: 978-1915797117

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