At the morning photocall on Tuesday 20th
May, Charlie Higson and Theo Fennell gave a group of four
schoolchildren from nearby Charlotte Sharman School in
Lambeth a close-up preview of the gold book before it went
into its display case in the exhibition.
Gold features the young James Bond battling
against evil villains and on the trail of ancient treasure
in Mexico. It is the fourth in a bestselling series of
books aimed at 10–14 year olds.
The Gold Book takes its inspirations from the rumoured
treasure in the story, and opens up to reveal an ebonised
wood inlay. It was designed, hand-made and crafted in Theo
Fennell’s studios in London. The book will also be
the visual focus of a major advertising campaign for the
paperback of Hurricane Gold.
Theo Fennell opened his eponymous store in 1982 and he
now boasts an impressive clientele including some of the
most stylish and well-known people in the world. Now one
of today’s leading jewellers, the collections include
jewellery, timepieces and silverware, and the company provides
a bespoke service creating commissions such as the Gold
Book for Puffin.