Now we are ‘strictly’ a Bond 23 blog. But on occasions we break the rules. With the Bond 23 preproduction quiet at the present, eyes are focused on 007′s literary comeback in the form of a new novel by American thriller-writer Jeffery Deaver. Making a bit of a scene at London’s St Pancras station today, our friends over at MI6 have some pictures, an event report and an interview that might appeal to any Bond fan.

Sitting astride the classic motorcycle is the stunning Chesca Miles, model, singer and the UK’s first female stunt rider, and certainly a befitting Bond Girl, whilst from the Bentley emerges the man that everyone has been waiting to see: Jeffery Deaver.
Then, right on cue, the Royal Marine Commandos abseil swiftly down their ropes to deliver the hardback copies of the book itself. It’s a very Bondian moment.

But wait there’s more…

Deaver spoke to the Bond website and discussed what fans can expect, on the eve of the launch party no less…

I think I can honestly say, were Ian Fleming still around, he would look at “Carte Blanche” and the Bond I’ve created and recognise him and would feel that this was a character he would feel right at home with.

Whilst Deaver cannot reveal anything about the plot of the new novel (by all accounts his publisher was sitting with him) he can reveal a few tidbits about the James Bond character (and YES, there are some differences from Ian Fleming’s Bond) and how Jeffery approached writing the new Bond novel. It’s worth the read.

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