Friday, September 25, 2020

Two Moneypenny short stories now FREE on Kindle

IFP is offering Samantha Weinberg's two Moneypenny short stories in a FREE Kindle collection called The Moneypenny Diaries: Secret Chapters

Kate Westbrook, niece of the intrepid Miss Moneypenny and editor of her famous diaries, has uncovered two more of her aunt's formerly-classified adventures. 

 Short stories First Date and For Your Eyes Only, James offer a tantalising (and candid) glimpse into the life of James Bond's confidante and co-conspiritor: the ever-resourceful Miss Moneypenny...


"First Date" was originally published November 11, 2006 issue of The Spectator and "For Your Eyes Only, James" first appeared in the November 2006 issue of Tatler

The Moneypenny Diaries: Secret Chapters is available at and


  1. Great news. If IFP can now do the same with the Raymond Benson shorts & novelisations, and the Christopher Wood novelisations, then my Kindle Bond collection will be complete!

  2. Thanks for the alert. These are the only official Bond stories I've not read. Soon to be rectified!

  3. Was looking forward to reading the stories......unfortunately not possible in the Netherlands.

  4. It's weird about the Woods, because they WERE available as ebooks briefly a while ago, then disappeared.

  5. I bought the issue of Tatler which included one of these stories and I subscribed to the Spectator to get the other one. I'm glad this is made available for those who haven't read but I wish they had been released on paper. An omnibus of the entire series would have been nice. I have the original hardcovers but I'd buy it if it ever came out. Much better short stories than Mr Benson's dismal attempts.

  6. I had this fantasy that the Wood novels had been pulled in preparation for new hardcovers (following the re-release of COLONEL SUN), since neither has had a U.S. hardcover edition. Unfortunately, it was just a fantasy...

  7. Not a fan of ebooks. Just as Benson's short stories eventually appeared in omnibus editions of his novels, I'm holding out for an omnibus volume of the three Moneypenny novels, with the short stories as extras. Still, good to see these newspaper stories aren't being overlooked.


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