Bond is back! Sebastian Faulks pens new 007 novel

Bond is back! Sebastian Faulks pens new 007 novel

Bond is backPenguin is proud to announce the return of Bond, James Bond. On 28 May 2008, to mark the centenary of Sir Ian Fleming's birth, Penguin UK will be publishing a new Bond novel -

Devil May Care

, written by one of Britain's most admired novelists, Sebastian Faulks.

Faulks was commissioned by the Fleming estate last year but in true Bond style his identity has been kept secret until now. Devil May Care is set in "several of the world's most thrilling cities" during the Cold War, and has been described as "a bloody good thriller, with everything one could possibly ask from a James Bond novel and everything one could possibly ask from Sebastian Faulks' writing."

Faulks certainly enjoyed following Sir Ian's lead: "In his house in Jamaica, Ian Fleming used to write a thousand words in the morning, then go snorkelling, have a cocktail, lunch on the terrace, more diving, another thousand words in late afternoon, then more Martinis and glamorous women. In my house in London, I followed this routine exactly, apart from the cocktails, the lunch and the snorkelling."

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