The Editor of YOU has published an official apology after the magazine’s latest cover story caused a stir online

Renée Zellweger reacts to social media storm over her face and says she's glad people think she looks different

New James Bond novel on the way

2013-02-19 14:31
 
London - A new James Bond novel, written by British novelist William Boyd, is scheduled to be released on 26 September, Jonathan Cape Publishers announced on Monday.

The book, yet untitled, is set in 1969 and features a 45-year-old Bond.

"1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill. James Bond returns," readers are promised in a teaser to the upcoming series.

The glamorous British spy's creator Ian Fleming died in 1964 after writing 14 novels in the Bond series, but other authors have since kept the saga alive and the franchise has now sold more than 100 million books.

Skyfall shatters records

The latest two novels were Devil May Care (2008) by Sebastian Faulks and Jeffery Deaver's Carte Blanche in 2011.

This year marks 60 years since Fleming's first Bond novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953.

The announcement of the new book's release date comes on the same day that Skyfall - the 23rd official Bond film, starring Daniel Craig - is released on DVD in the UK.

Skyfall is the first film ever to take $155m at the British box office. Globally, last year's Bond movie has taken more than $1bn.

Boyd used Fleming as a character in his book Any Human Heart and has also worked with Bond actors Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Craig.

- AFP

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Novelist John Grisham says the US is handing out unduly harsh prison sentences for child porn offences to men who probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons". Read More »

Patrick Modiano of France, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.