Thursday, October 31, 2013

A James Bond EXPLOSION!

Now that we're coming down from all the excitement over the release of the new Bond novel (Solo by William Boyd), and as we settle into the wait for the new Young Bond adventure from Steve Cole, here's a little something to keep our energy up. "It's a James Bond Explosion!" from John Gardner.


This is a header of a book display used in the early '80s for the U.S. edition of For Special Services. But what exactly did this display contain? Did it contain both License Renewed and For Special Services? And were these hardcovers or paperbacks?

Does anyone remember seeing this in bookstores back in the '80s?

5 comments:

  1. And why does it have a silhouette of Barbie's Ken?

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  2. Vaguely remember it having the paperback release of 'License Renewed' and the Hardback of 'For Special Services.'

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  3. Cool! I still love that title treatment.

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  4. Yes, it was for both books. The HC 'For Special Services' and the PB 'Licence Renewed'. They did quite a few of those hearders for the Gardners when they made those big dump displays, the 'Licence To Kill' one being one of the best.

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  5. Speaking of books - if any of you fancy reading my Solo review, I've just posted it on my blog, theblogofdelights.blogspot.com

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