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James Bond Novel's Returning With 'Devil May Care'

James Bond will soon be back in bookstores.

A novel written by British author Sebastian Faulks and authorized by the estate of the late Ian Fleming titled "Devil May Care" is scheduled to come out in 2008.

According to the publisher, "Devil May Care" is set during the Cold War and, like so many Bond adventures, moves about a variety of scenic locales.

"My novel is meant to stand in the line of Fleming's own books, where the story is everything," Faulks said in an interview. "In his house in Jamaica, Ian Fleming used to write a thousand words in the morning, then go snorkeling, have a cocktail, lunch on the terrace, more diving, another thousand words in the late afternoon, then more martinis and glamorous women. In my house in London, I followed this routine exactly, apart from the cocktails, the lunch and the snorkeling."

Fleming, who died in 1964, wrote such favorites as "Goldfinger," "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love."

The Bond series has continued over the past 40 years, with Kingsley Amis and John Gardner among those writing stories.

Corinne Turner of Ian Fleming Publications Limited, said Faulks was ideal for the job.

"We gave a sneak preview of the manuscript to Barbara Broccoli (daughter of Bond film producer Albert Broccoli), who said if I had told her the family had found an old manuscript of Ian's in the basement she would have believed me. Sebastian couldn't have written a better book to celebrate Ian's 100th birthday."

And like all things Bond, you can be sure this one will be turned into a movie sometime in the future.

July 11, 2007 |

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