A solid silver 24-carat gold-plated edition of the Young Bond book Hurricane Gold has been unveiled at the Imperial War Museum...

24-Carat Young Bond
21st May 2008

To mark the publication in paperback of Charlie Higson’s fourth ‘Young Bond’ book, Hurricane Gold, Puffin Books has commissioned a solid silver 24-carat gold-plated book from renowned British jeweller Theo Fennell.

Above: Charlie Higson (left) and Theo Fennell (right) with the golden book

The unique, stunning gold book will take pride of place in the Imperial War Museum’s sell-out exhibition "For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond", and will form an integral part of a special ‘Young Bond’ trail within the exhibition.

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.

Hurricane 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.


Above: Visitors to the "For Your Eyes Only" exhibition at the Imperial War Museum will be able to get a close look at the golden book

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