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28 May 2014
Young Bond 6 Jacket And Title Revealed

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2014-05-28
New Young Bond novel by Steve Cole 2014
The title (Shoot to Kill) and jacket for Young Bond 6 (2014) was revealed at Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts today when Charlie Higson officially handed over to Steve Cole.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE (28-5-2014)


Lights. Camera. Murder…

Shoot to Kill:

• New Young Bond title and cover revealed at Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts 2014

• Young Bond is back – Authors Steve Cole and Charlie Higson meet for official handover

Today, on what would have been Ian Fleming’s 106th birthday, Penguin Random House Children’s announced Shoot to Kill as the title of the new Young Bond novel by Steve Cole.

In front of a Hay Festival audience of Bond fans young and old, Steve Cole and the first Young Bond author Charlie Higson came together to mark the official handover of the authorship. Together they unveiled a giant replica book revealing the cover of Shoot to Kill, a striking black and metallic design which gives a few hints as to what will unfold in Bond’s next adventure.

Steve Cole says: 'As a boy I played James Bond in the playground; what a rush to be writing Bond now in the playgrounds of his youth for new generations. I am both honoured and hugely excited to be taking on Young Bond from Charlie. I am having a fantastic time shaping a new era in the life of this truly iconic character – readers can expect many firsts, surprises and dangers to come as James´s exploits continue.’

Charlie Higson says: ‘As a lifelong Bond fan, having the opportunity to write five Young Bond books and bring the most famous secret agent in the world to life for a younger generation was a total blast. Being a part of the James Bond legacy, and being allowed to play in his world, was a real honour and I know only too well what excitement is in store for Steve as he begins a new chapter for Young Bond.’

Shoot to Kill, publishing on 6 November 2014, follows teenage James in the aftermath of his expulsion from Eton and features a cross-Atlantic adventure taking James to Hollywood, where it doesn’t take long for him to realise that something terrible is happening in Tinseltown…

Official video: Young Bond: Shoot To Kill - cover reveal

Video created by Ray Merritt. All rights belong to Random House Children’s Publishers.

Bond Books:
• Over 60 million Bond books have been sold (and over half the world’s population has seen a Bond film!)

• Ian Fleming wrote 14 James Bond books: Casino Royale (1953), Live and Let Die (1954), Moonraker (1955), Diamonds Are Forever (1956), From Russia with Love (1957), Dr. No (1958), Goldfinger (1959), For Your Eyes Only (1960), Thunderball (1961), The Spy Who Loved Me (1962), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963), You Only Live Twice (1964), The Man with the Golden Gun (1965), and Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966)

• Fleming’s other works include the children’s favourite, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1964), which was made into a film and stage musical, The Diamond Smugglers (1957) and a collection of travel writings called Thrilling Cities (1963)

Charlie Higson is the author of Young Bond: Silverfin (2005), Blood Fever (2006), Double Or Die (2007), Hurricane Gold (2007), By Royal Command (2008); which are published by Puffin in the UK and Hyperion Books in the US

Editor's note:
For more posts about Young Bond featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more information about the Young Bond novels written by Charlie Higson, click here.

Photo above:
Hardback cover for Shoot to Kill, a new Young Bond novel by Steve Cole. © 2014 Random House Children’s Publishers. All rights reserved.

Pre-order the new Young Bond book by Steve Cole from Amazon:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0857533738/fromswedenwit-21/

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