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"007 Is Dead" Forever and a Day: Explosive Prequel to Casino Royale by Anthony Horowitz Announced


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Anthony Horowitz’s second James Bond novel using original material by Ian Fleming will be published in November, 2018 it is announced today.  Forever and a Day is a prequel to Casino Royale, Fleming’s first 007 novel, and will explore the origins of the world’s most famous secret agent.

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’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.”

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time.

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 organized crime.

It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill.

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

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Jonathan Burnham, President & Publisher, Harper, acquired North American rights for  Forever and a Day.  Sara Nelson, VP & Executive Editor will edit the novel which will be co-published with HarperCollins Canada in November, 2018.

“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

“This is an excellent novel in the best tradition of Ian Fleming. His family would like to congratulate Anthony on such a superb achievement” – Fergus Fleming, nephew of Ian Fleming and Chairman of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

“We’re thrilled to publish this wonderful prequel to the James Bond story—not least because it explains everything about the Bond franchise to longtime fans and relative newcomers alike.  Ever wonder why his number was 007?  Or where ”shaken, not stirred“ comes from?  It’s all here.”  -- Sara Nelson, VP & Executive Editor, Harper

“We are thrilled that the brilliant Anthony Horowitz has turned his hand once again to the exploits of James Bond, this time to the very beginning of the spy we would come to know at 007.”   – Iris Tupholme, SVP & Executive Publisher, HarperCollins Canada

The deal was brokered by Fleming Estate’s agent Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown and for any enquries – gelleroffice@curtisbrown.co.uk; 0207 393 4492

ABOUT HARPERCOLLINS:

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.

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  • Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK. He has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which is estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults. He was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels; The House of Silk was published in November 2011 and was internationally lauded as the top title of the autumn. The sequel, Moriarty, was published in October 2014 with similar success. The Ian Fleming Estate then asked him to write a continuation James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, and in 2016 he became the first writer to be invited to produce a second, which is currently in the final stages of being written, with a release scheduled for later in 2018. His standalone novel, Magpie Murders, was released in October 2016 to critical acclaim and 2017 has seen the release of The Word is Murder, the first of a series of detective novels. Anthony is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most beloved and successful television series’, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War. In 2014, he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature.
  • Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton.  He worked as a journalist for Reuters during the 1930s and then became the Assistant to the Director of British Naval Intelligence during WWII.  After the War he was appointed Foreign Manager of the Sunday Times and wrote a James Bond novel every year from 1952 up until his death in 1964.
  • Over 100 million Bond books have been sold (and over half the world’s population has seen a Bond film!).
  • Ian Fleming wrote 14 James Bond books: Casino Royale,1953; Live and Let Die,1954; Moonraker,1955; Diamonds Are Forever,1956; From Russia with Love, 1957; Dr. No, 1958; Goldfinger,1959; For your Eyes Only,1960; Thunderball, 1961; The Spy Who Loved Me,1962; On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1963; You Only Live Twice, 1964; The Man With The Golden Gun, 1965 and Octopussy and the Living Daylights, 1966.
  • Fleming’s other works include the children’s favourite, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1964), which was made into a film and stage musical, The Diamond Smugglers (1957) and a collection of travel writings called Thrilling Cities (1963).
  • Other previous authors of official James Bond novels include Kingsley Amis, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery Deaver and William Boyd.
  • Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. and The Ian Fleming Estate work together to protect and uphold the legacy of Ian Fleming and his writing.  Their aim is to promote and make available all of Ian Fleming’s books worldwide.  For more information please visit www.ianfleming.com.


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