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15 OCTOBER 2015
COLONEL SUN BY KINGSLEY AMIS (1922-1995)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2015-10-06
Publication of Colonel Sun, the first ever Bond continuation originally published by Jonathan Cape in 1968, now finally back in print and published to coincide with the forthcoming Bond film SPECTRE.

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First published in 1968, four years after Ian Fleming's death, this was the first Bond ‘continuation’ novel, penned by one of Britain’s finest novelists, Kingsley Amis.

‘A man in my line of business shouldn’t work to a timetable’

Lunch at Scott's, a quiet game of golf, a routine social call on his chief M – James Bond’s life has begun to fall into a pattern that threatens complacency…until the sunny afternoon when M is kidnapped and his house staff savagely murdered. The action ricochets across the globe to a volcanic Greek island where, stripped of all professional aids, Bond must avert a world-menacing conspiracy and face unarmed the monstrous devices of the glacial, merciless Colonel Sun.

Book details:
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784871451
ISBN-13: 978-1784871451
Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm

About the author:
Kingsley Amis was born in south London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. After the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954, Kingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration, winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, The Old Devils, winner of the Booker Prize in 1986, and The Biographer's Moustache, which was to be his last book. He also wrote on politics, education, language, films, television, restaurants and drink.

Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. He died in October 1995.

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Paperback cover forColonel Sun by Kingsley Amis, the first James Bond novel after Ian Fleming's passing. © 2015 Vintage. All rights reserved.

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