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The Man With The Golden Gun: Reader’s Digest

Another curio. Again, for something different, I thought I’d post a few pictures from the 1966 Reader’s Digest version of The Man With The Golden Gun. The Illustrations are by Roger Coleman. Look closely at the images. Does Bond’s face look familiar? Sure, it’s Sean Connery. Of course, when The Man With The Golden Gun […]

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Book Covers: Part 7

Here’s another batch of covers, again with some of the usual suspects represented.

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Book Covers: Part 6

Here’s another selection of covers. In this lot is The Dolly Dolly Spy which at one stage was going to be made into a film starring David Hemmings. The Freedom Trap was made into The Macintosh Man, and there’s also a Dr. Jason Love adventure. Recently I reviewed Where The Spies Are, a film based […]

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Book Covers: Part 5

Today’s series of covers are from children’s books. Bond fans will be no stranger to James Bond Jnr, but the bloke on the scooter is in fact Oddjob from the film Goldfinger, looking a lot like Bo Diddley or a ganster rapper.

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Book Covers: Part 4

Here’s a few Femme Fatales. Marita is one of my favourite spy biographies. It has a little bit of everthing in it. From the back cover:The daughter of a German cruise liner captain and an American actress, Marita Lorenz was a plucky but naive nineteen-year-old when she met Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1959. Swept […]

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Book Covers: Part 3

In this batch of covers, for spy lovers, there’s a few familiar faces. There’s one of the Quiller novels. Another Bond, and a novel that was turned into a movie featuring Michael Caine. There’s also the very rare Avakoum Zarhov Vs 07. FROM THE BACK COVER: James Bond –Secret agent and dedicated gambler, now famous […]

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Book Covers: Part 2

Here’s a few more covers from the collection. Enjoy. The Chinese Visitor is the first book in a series of thrillers written by James Eastwood, all featuring Anna Zordan, Secret Agent. I suppose you could make comparison’s with Modesty Blaise, but I think Eastwood’s books are slightly better written than Peter O’Donnell’s. Other books in […]

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Book Covers: Part 1

Just to break things up a bit, I thought I’d start displaying a few book covers in between reviews. I won’t comment too much on these, and let the pictures do the talking. Departure DeferredW. Howard BakerMacfadden Bartell Books USAPaperback 1966 From the back cover:MEET JOHN DRAKESpying is His BusinessAnd He’s All Business! With bare […]

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The Dolly Dolly Spy (1968)

Produced by Stanley Canter and Desmond Elliot David Hemmings as Philip MacAlpine Sorry folks! This is a red herring. The Dolly Dolly Spy project fell through. Author Adam Diment wrote a series of novels featuring swinging secret agent Philip MacAlpine. The Dolly Dolly Spy, The Bang Bang Birds, The Great Spy Race, and Think Inc. […]

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