The collections include Ian
Russia with Love", introduced by MI5 historian Christopher
the 1950. Joining 007 to represent the '50s will be "Scenes
from Provincial Life" by William Cooper (introduced by
Nick Hornby), "Lucky Jim" by one-time Bond continuation
author Kingsley Amis (introduced by David Nicholls), "Billy
Liar" by Keith Waterhouse (introduced by Blake Morrison)
and "Memento Mori" by Muriel Spark (introduced by David Lodge).
There will also be "read-offs" featuring
the Penguin Decades titles in libraries in four cities:
Leeds, Derby and Nottingham. It has not yet been confirmed
if "From Russia With Love" will feature in these events.
These paperbacks come complete with
original designs by four of today's most-renowned designers:
Blake, Zandra Rhodes, Alan Aldridge and John Squires.
has designed the "From Russia With Love" cover, which has
already been met with disappointment from fans. Oddly,
Blake has used an image of a Walther
P99 on the cover,
first used by Bond in the 1997 film "Tomorrow
In the novel, Bond uses a Beretta.
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