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The James Bond Bedside Companion
The James Bond Bedside Companion
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An encyclopedic celebration of 007, the world's most popular secret agent, The James Bond Bedside Companion is the most comprehensive single-volume guide to the James Bond phenomenon available. In addition to an intimate portrait of Ian Fleming as remembered by his friends and colleagues and a detailed analysis of every one of Fleming's James Bond titles, this indispensable collection includes: -- An in-depth character study of James Bond, including a sketch of his background and early life, detailed descriptions of his trademarked clothing and other personal habits, including his preferences in food and drink, and a portrait of his famous (or infamous) attitudes toward women and marriage; -- Information about the many by-products of Bondmania and the merchandising of 007, such as Bond's line of toiletries, board games, trading cards, Oddjob Action Dolls, and t-...
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An encyclopedic celebration of 007, the world's most popular secret agent, The James Bond Bedside Companion is the most comprehensive single-volume guide to the James Bond phenomenon available. In addition to an intimate portrait of Ian Fleming as remembered by his friends and colleagues and a detailed analysis of every one of Fleming's James Bond titles, this indispensable collection includes:

-- An in-depth character study of James Bond, including a sketch of his background and early life, detailed descriptions of his trademarked clothing and other personal habits, including his preferences in food and drink, and a portrait of his famous (or infamous) attitudes toward women and marriage;

-- Information about the many by-products of Bondmania and the merchandising of 007, such as Bond's line of toiletries, board games, trading cards, Oddjob Action Dolls, and t-shirts;

-- Contact information for the many James Bond fan clubs around the world;

-- A critical look at the 007 film series that includes a cornucopia of trivia and essential information on the films' producers, screenplays, directors, actors, soundtracks and special effects;

-- Over 100 seldom seen photographs;

-- And enough facts, figures, and miscellanea to satisfy even the most ardent fan.

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About Raymond

RAYMOND BENSON is an internationally-known and best-selling author of thirty published titles. The fourth book in his “Black Stiletto” series—THE BLACK STILETTO: SECRETS & LIES—will be a 2014 publication, preceded by THE BLACK STILETTO (2011), THE BLACK STILETTO: BLACK...

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Author's Publishing Notes

Originally published by Dodd Mead in 1984. Updated edition published 1988. Now available as a Print On Demand book from the author.