MI6 brings you the chance to read the introduction of Simon Winder’s new book The Man Who Saved Britain...

Book Preview: The Man Who Saved Britain
24th June 2006

The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal Journey into the Disturbing World of James Bond

Read the 'Introduction: Eating Old Jamaica at the Tunbridge Wells Odeon' of Simon Winder's The Man Who Saved Britain.

"I am ten years old, sitting in a suburban English cinema. On the screen a man with a large chin and black roll-neck sweater pushes through jungle foliage. He crouches behind a gravestone and takes out an enormous pistol. A white woman has been tied to a post and a black man dressed in animal skins is laughing crazily and wielding a massive poisonous snake. Around them hundreds of voodoo worshippers are screaming and convulsing. The man with the large chin starts shooting the black people, who are too busy rolling their eyes and waving old cutlasses to offer proper resistance."

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About The Author
Simon Winder is the editor of several anthologies, including the highly praised Night Thoughts. He works in publishing in London, where he lives with his family.


Above: Book cover art

The 300 page hardback book will be published in the UK by Picador for release on 2nd June 2006, and in the USA by Farrar, Straus and Giroux for release on 17th October 2006.