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The Battle For Bond written by Robert Sellers (2nd Edition)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2008-07-12
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The second edition of Roberts Sellers excellent The Battle For Bond published with a new foreword by Len Deighton.

(The first edition of The Battle for Bond was banned by the Ian Fleming Will Trust.)

In 1963, Ian Fleming, the creator of the 20th century's greatest fictional character was in court, accused of plagiarism. The screen version of James Bond was not Fleming's creation. It was the creation of Jack Whittingham, who was employed by maverick producer Kevin McClory to adapt the character to the big screen. Had this screen character never been developed, James Bond might have been just another minor fictional spy character.

The Battle for Bond is a tale of bitter recriminations, betrayal, multi-million dollar lawsuits and even death. It is the fabled story of Kevin McClory's 40 year legal battle over the rights to the screen version of James Bond, which he and Whittingham had created.

THE CRITICS RAVED ABOUT THE FIRST EDITION:
"A brilliant page-turner with all the qualities of a thriller, this is easily the best film book of the year." - Film Review

"Robert Sellers dedication and thorough investigation into this Bond story results in a book that is a must for any serious fan of the franchise." - Cinema Retro Magazine

"The most important book ever published about the evolution of Ian Fleming s James Bond... a must read!" - Graham Rye - 007 Magazine

Book details:
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Tomahawk Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0955767008
ISBN-13: 978-0955767005
Book dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 2.3 cm

Robert Sellers is the author of several entertainment books including biographies on Sean Connery, Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise. He was also the author of ‘Very Naughty Boys’ the history of George Harrison/Monty Python’s HandMade Films, a book Empire magazine called, ‘essential reading.’

Editor's note:
For other English Bond books featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Order the revised 2nd edition of The Battle For Bond at a discounted price from Amazon UK:
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0955767008/fromswedenwit-21/

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