Anthony Horowitz to Write James Bond’s Origin Story

By February 9, 2018New Releases
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Those of you who enjoy the adventures of the world’s most famous Spy will be pleased to learn that famed writer Anthony Horowitz is set to publish a new James Bond novel which will serve as a prequel to the first book Casino Royale, and will be an origin story for the notorious secret agent.

Horowitz will be using original material written by James Bond creator Ian Fleming to write his second Bond book which will be called Forever and a Day. The book will be published by the original Bond publisher Jonathan Cape, and is set to be released sometime in May. The novel is available for you to pre-order right now.

As MI6-HQ reports, Horowitz has said:

“I couldn’t have been happier when the Ian Fleming estate invited me back to write a second Bond. I very much enjoyed writing Forever and a Day, exploring what might have been Bond’s first mission and imaging some of the forces that might have turned him into the iconic figure the whole world knows. I hope Ian Fleming would have approved.”

A brief excerpt from the book reads:

“M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. “We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.”

“”It’s Bond, sir,” the Chief of Staff replied. “James Bond.””

Horowitz’s first Bond book was published in 2015 and was called Trigger Mortis. It has been rumoured since then that he might write a second novel and how it is finally confirmed. Horowitz took to Twitter earlier today to confirm the news.

Shakespeare’s Queens to Feature in New Trilogy

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Over the years we’ve seen many Shakespeare retellings hit the shelves and later this year sees the release of Blood Queen, the first book in a new trilogy featuring Shakespeare’s Queens by Joanna Courtney.

Blood Queen will be released later this year and will tell the story of Lady Macbeth and will be the first book in a series on the queens made famous by the Bard.

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New Book Coming from Tour de France Winner Geraint Thomas

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It’s been quite the week here in the Welsh capital as we celebrate the success of Geraint Thomas, the first ever Welsh Tour de France winner. Thomas has become a household name in less than a week and now he’s releasing a new book with Quercus for The Tour According to G.

Thomas, who is affectionately known as “G” will tell his story about how he came to Tour de France success, a tale of broken bones, crashes and bad luck that ended with glory in France in July. Quercus publishing says that The Tour According to G is the inside story of one of the most thrilling and heart-warming tales in sport and the narrative will be filled with Thomas’ words and insight into the race and the key characters that surround him.

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Joanne Harris to Release Fourth ‘Chocolat’ Novel

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It’s seven years since Joanne Harris released the third book in the Chocolat canon and now it’s announced that there’s a fourth book coming from publisher, Orion.

Two decades after the release of Chocolat comes The Strawberry Thief, the fourth book in the series. The novel will feature protagonist Vianne Rocher in the French town of Lansquenet and will be published in hardback, paperback, eBook and audio in April of next year. Pre-order links aren’t yet available but we’ll update once the book is on sale.

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Bill Clinton’s First Novel Has Sold over 1 Million Copies

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Despite only being released a few months ago on June 4, Bill Clinton’s first novel has managed to sell over 1 million copies in North America alone. Co-written with James Patterson, The President is Missing is a thriller which sees the President go undercover after a devastating cyber attack. The novel is Clinton’s first work of fiction and was no doubt helped by having such a prolific co-author on board.
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Listen to an Excerpt from “I Am Heathcliff”

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The name Heathcliff is synonymous with classic English literature, romance and pain. Wuthering Heights is one of the best known books to come out of England and it’s been inspiring literature since its release.

On July 23rd a new collection of stories inspired by the classic was published. I am Heathcliff is available in hard cover and for Audible now and we have an excerpt for you to listen to today.

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