Monday, December 14, 2015

600 James Bond Paperbacks Reached !

After purchasing a copy of Kingsley Amis' "Colonel Sun" on Saturday, newly reprinted in the UK by Vintage, this book brought the total number of Bond novels in my collection to 600!  An amazing figure if I say so myself and a great continuation novel too.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Singapore Book Store

In May of this year my wife and I spent two nights in Singapore. While we did a lot of sight seeing somehow we missed out on visiting what is said to be the best book store in that country, Kinokuniya Books.
So when my friend Yan said she was going to Singapore for a few days this week, I asked if she could grab a few photos of the store for me.  And here they are:

She even managed to find the new paperback version of Steve Cole's Young Bond novel "Shoot To Kill" which hasn't been released in Australia yet.  

Thanks heaps for the photos Yan.  Very much appreciated.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Two More Bond Books Acquired

I've just managed to purchase two more Bond books.  The first is a US proof copy published by Harper Collins of "Trigger Mortis" by Anthony Horowitz.  I've been trying to find a copy of this book for several months now.

I had the second book on order at Thesaurus Books for a couple of months and fortunately it's arrived.  This omnibus published by Vintage contains the same three titles as "The Blofeld Trilogy" published by Penguin in 2010 ("Thunderball", "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and "You Only Live Twice"), but the title change suggests this book will be the closest thing we'll get to a movie tie-in for the latest Daniel Craig - James Bond film "Spectre".  It even has an introduction by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. 

The cover image is also reminiscent of the Vintage 007 Series.  So far I've been unable to identify the cover artist though.

And finally, for those readers interested enough to read the whole of this blog entry, these two additions bring to total number of covers displayed on to 599 !

Friday, December 04, 2015

Further Additions To My Bond Book Collection

Last week I received two Bond books in the mail.  Both were "Dr No" movie tie-ins published by Pan books in 1962.  However unlike the existing copy of the same UK movie tie-in already in my collection, these two both display "Great Pan" on the cover instead of "Pan".  There are other differences and further details can be found on the Slight Cover Variations page of under 11.  Here's a photo of the books (with many thanks to Alan T).

I also visited a couple of book stores selling new books.  The first was Thesaurus Books in Brighton where I purchased two books: "The Man With The Golden Typewriter" which is a collection of letters written by Ian Fleming and edited by Fergus Fleming, and a copy of "Goldfinger" published by Vintage to accompany the release of "Trigger Mortis" by Anthony Horowitz.

And finally, I also visited a Dymocks store where I saw a copy of the new Ian Fleming omnibus "The Spectre Trilogy" for sale.  I would have purchased it but I already have a copy on order.