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6 JANUARY 2012
JAMES BOND BEDISDE COMPANION (NEW EDITION)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2011-12-23
James bond bedside companion
Coming in the first or second week of January to an e-reader near you! The classic The James Bond Bedside Companion (first published in 1984) by our friend, Raymond Benson. Audio book and print edition will follow in the coming weeks. Watch this space for more info!

The content in the new version is the same as the updated 1988 edition that examines the Bond series up to The Living Daylights (1987) (in films) and Scorpius (in books). (According to Benson himself, the book itself will never be updated.)

About The James Bond Bedside Companion:
An encyclopaedic celebration of 007, the world's most popular secret agent, The James Bond Bedside Companion is the most comprehensive single-volume guide to the James Bond phenomenon available. In addition to an intimate portrait of Ian Fleming as remembered by his friends and colleagues and a detailed analysis of every one of Fleming's James Bond titles, this indispensable collection includes:

• An in-depth character study of James Bond, including a sketch of his background and early life, detailed descriptions of his trademarked clothing and other personal habits, including his preferences in food and drink, and a portrait of his famous (or infamous) attitudes toward women and marriage
• Information about the many by-products of Bondmania and the merchandising of 007, such as Bond's line of toiletries, board games, trading cards, Oddjob Action Dolls, and t-shirts
• Contact information for the many James Bond fan clubs around the world
• A critical look at the 007 film series that includes a cornucopia of trivia and essential information on the films' producers, screenplays, directors, actors, soundtracks and special effects
• Over 100 seldom seen photographs

And enough facts, figures, and miscellanea to satisfy even the most ardent fan.

About Raymond Benson:
Raymond Benson is an author, musician and film historian. Between 1996 and 2002, he was the official author of the James Bond novels, am currently the author of 22 published books. He teaches film history at a local college and 1/2 of Dann and Raymond's Movie Club.

He is primarily an author of fiction. He wrote six original James Bond 007 novels, three film novelizations, and three short stories — all published worldwide. Two stories and excerpts from some of the novels were published in six issues of Playboy Magazine. The James Bond Bedside Companion (1984) was nominated for an Edgar. An anthology of some of his 007 novels, entitled The Union Trilogy, was published in October 2008, and a second anthology, Choice of Weapons, was out summer 2010.

Editor's note:
Original copies of the 1984 and 1988 editions of this book is rare and out of print for nearly two decades. You might find used copies here.

For more posts about James Bond related Kindle books featured on FSWL, click here.

Visit Raymond Benson's official website for more information about his works:

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006VOMLCY/fromswedenwit-20/

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