Young Bond Central

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There are five novels in the Young Bond series by author Charlie Higson. Steve Cole took over the stewardship of the character in 2014 and published "Shoot To Kill". Click a novel below for full coverage.

Charlie Higson

London based Charlie Higson is well known to most UK comedy viewers. He has penned and appeared in "The Fast Show", "Harry Enfield's Television Programme", "Swiss Toni" and the Reeves & Mortimer vehicle "Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)".

Outside the world of television, Higson had written four novels previous to the new Young Bond adventures. Getting Rid of Mister Kitchen, Full Whack, Happy Now, and King of the Ants - which Higson adapted to a screenplay for the 2003 film of the same name starring Kari Wuhrer, Daniel Baldwin and Chris McKenna.

"Ever since having children of my own I’ve wanted to write a thriller for kids, so when I was approached by the Fleming estate to work on a new James Bond series for younger readers it was too good an opportunity to turn down. I’ve grown up with Bond, and whilst I’ve had to finally accept that I’ll never play him in the films, writing about him is even more exciting."

Young Bond

The "Young Bond" series is owned by Ian Fleming Publications (formerly Glidrose) and is in no way connected to Eon Productions, the series of James Bond films, or the James Bond Jnr spin-off. The series is set in the 1930's and is aimed at the 9 to 12 year-old "young adult" reader market, with Bond himself aged 13 and based on the original Ian Fleming lineage - not the movie series.

First announced in April 2004, five novels are planned in the Young Bond series. Puffin (the young readers arm of Penguin) will publish the series in the UK, and Miramax/Hyperion have secured the US publication rights. Rebecca McNally, Fiction Publisher at Puffin, told MI6 "We are VERY excited about our new James Bond titles - they're a hugely important acquisition for Puffin, and also a much needed addition to the market for 10-13 year-olds."

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