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William Boyd announces Solo as name of new James Bond book

L-R: Richard Cable (MD, Vintage Publishing); Corinne Turner (MD, IFPL), William Boyd (James Bond Author), Gail Rebuck (CEO Random House Group) Simon Littlewood (Intl. Director, Random House Group) Photo Credit: Luke Sprague

William Boyd, whose eagerly anticipated new James Book is published in September, was Author of the Day on the first day of this year’s London Book Fair.At the PEN Literary café, in front of a packed audience and international media, Boyd talked of his experiences of being chosen by Ian Fleming’s family to write the next Bond novel before finally revealing that the novel will be entitled Solo. He said it was a particularly apt title because ‘Bond goes solo and takes off on his own private mission.’ Also revealed for this first time was that Africa would be one of the book’s key locations.The appetite for James Bond news shows no sign of abating and as Boyd made his announcement word instantly went out on the news wires and was picked up around the world from The Times in London to Le Figaro in France and on to the Sydney Morning Herald.

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