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Role of Honour

Author: John Gardner Publisher: Jonathan Cape Published: 1984 Recently I have been re-reading some of John Gardner’s James Bond novels, and although they have been rather flawed, I have still enjoyed them. That is till now. As a teenager, I remember enjoying Role of Honour, but upon this reading I found it to be extremely […]

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Licence to Kill (1989)

Country: United Kingdom Director: John Glen Starring: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Carey Lowell, Anthony Zerbe, Wayne Newton, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Brown as M, Desmond Llewellyn as Q, Caroline Bliss as Moneypenny Music: Michael Kamen Main title song: ‘Licence To Kill’ performed by Gladys Knight End title song: ‘If I Ask You To’ […]

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Icebreaker

Author: John Gardner Publisher: Jonathan Cape Published: 1983 In my review of For Special Services, I detailed how it and John Gardner’s third continuation novel, Icebreaker, came into my life, so I won’t rehash that, but if you’ll forgive the self indulgence, I’ll relate another Bondian tale from that very same trip through Asia. Like […]

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For Special Services

Author: John Gardner Publisher: Jonathan Cape Published: 1982 As a teenager, in 1983, I traveled through Asia – with my family of course – and in Taiwan, at the Imperial Book, Sound and Gift Store in Taipei I found the next two books in John Gardner’s series of James Bond continuation novels. Those being For […]

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Licence Renewed

Author: John Gardner Publisher: Jonathan Cape Published: 1981 As a kid I was always pretty lucky tracking down books. My aunt ran a second hand book shop and whenever I got hooked on a series, she’d help to find the books I was after. When I was really young, it was the Charlie Brown comic […]

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Holmes Book Cover 6

The Return of Moriarty – by John Gardner – 1974 This edition is a re-release intended to ride on the success of John Gardner’s first James Bond continuation novel, Licence Renewed (that’s License Renewed for American readers).

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The Liquidator (1965)

Director: Jack CardiffStarring: Rod Taylor, Trevor Howard, Jill St John, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Akim Tamiroff, Gabriella Licudi, Eric Sykes, John Le Mesurier, Derek Nimmo, David TomlinsonMusic: Lalo SchifrinTitle song performed by Shirley BasseyBased on the novel by John Gardner Brian ‘Boysie’ Oakes was a character created by John Gardner as a sort of antithesis of James […]

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