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First Look: Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz

‘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.”’

A new James Bond continuation novel by Anthony Horowitz is heading our way later this year!

Publishing on 31 May, Forever and a Day is a prequel to Casino Royale, the first of Ian Fleming’s Bond novels, and will explore the origin story of Fleming’s iconic character. As huge fans of Trigger Mortis, we can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Anthony Horowitz explained, ‘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 imagining some of the forces that might have turned him into the iconic figure that the whole world knows. I hope Ian Fleming would have approved!’

‘Anthony Horowitz has written the ultimate Bond novel – Forever and a Day is a thrilling ride from the very first page. It’s is a book that will not only appeal to Bond fans but it will introduce Bond to a whole new generation of readers with the extraordinary story of how he got his licence to kill’, added Michal Shavit, Publishing Director at Jonathan Cape – Ian Fleming’s original publisher.

Forever and a Day promises to be a fast-paced, thrilling page turner. We can’t wait to read it!

About the book:

One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand.

It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It’s time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill.

This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera.

Are you excited to read Forever and a Day, the brand new James Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz? Let us know in the comments below!


    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. …”

    “… ‘Yes, dammit, I said “was”. The bitch is dead now.'”

    Waiting to see how the opening and closing lines of this prequel hold up against Ian Fleming’s in “Casino Royale”.

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