Sunday, July 23, 2006

New 'Bond' Novel for 2007

A new 'James Bond' novel will be published in 2007 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of '007' creator, author Ian Fleming.

The family-owned Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. announced it had struck a contract with a "very well known and highly respected" author whose identity "will be a closely guarded secret until publication."

"We are delighted to have secured this particular author who we have had in mind for some time now," said Corinne Turner, managing director of the company.

Fleming, a British spy-turned-novelist, wrote 14 Bond books, using his own life as a backdrop for his stories about 007.