Teenage Bond

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Charlie Higson, Fast Show writer, is to publish two novels about a teenaged James Bond. The first 'young' James Bond novel will be published by Puffin with rights acquired from Ian Fleming Publications Ltd in March 2005

Read the full Puffin Press Release:

Puffin Books are shaken and stirred
by new Bond acquisition

The name?s Bond, James Bond and Puffin Books are thrilled to have been chosen to publish, in the UK and Commonwealth, two electrifying adventures that introduce the teenage years of the world?s favourite British super-spy. The rights have been acquired from Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, owners of the James Bond literary copyright.

The books are written by Charlie Higson, co-creator of the hugely popular The Fast Show and film and adult thriller writer. Higson said, ?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.?

The Fleming family are equally as delighted. Lucy Fleming, Ian Fleming?s niece said, ?Charlie?s done a wonderful job in capturing the essence of my uncle?s James Bond.?

These new adventures are unique in creating something both authentically James Bond and excitingly modern for the children?s market.

Rebecca McNally, Fiction Publisher at Puffin, sipped a dry martini as she spoke to us from her office, 'I am hugely excited by this important new acquisition. James Bond is the world's biggest spy brand and Charlie's writing is perfect - gripping, suspenseful and very true to the original Bond. We've had enough of wannabes - this is the real thing.'

James Bond is thirteen and just about to start at Eton having been educated by his Aunt Chariman since the death of his parents. The first adventure takes James to a remote Scottish castle where a wealthy American has been conducting some very disturbing experiments . . .

The authentic 30s settings provide a fascinating backdrop to James Bond?s favourite years and Charlie Higson, with meticulous research, has ensured that his teenage spy remains true to Ian Fleming?s creation. There is action, adventure and of course, gadgets and girls.

When Ian Fleming unleashed James Bond on the world he created the definitive modern icon. With his deadly charm and sophistication James Bond has won over many fans. In these two new adventures a new audience of young and adult readers alike will be thrilled with his escapades.

With the prospect of more young James Bond stories to come, the advance has been safely filed under Top Secret and is being stored in an abandoned missile silo off the coast of Norway.

The first adventure from the young James Bond will be published by
Puffin Books in March 2005

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