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  2 March 2018  

FOREVER AND A DAY UK hardback cover revealed and CASINO ROYALE will be republished in paperback

FOREVER AND A DAY UK hardback cover


The UK hardback cover for FOREVER AND A DAY was revealed today. The cover design for Anthony Horowitz’s second Bond novel cleverly ties the French Riviera setting to the deadly world of espionage with a luxury yacht doubling as a bullet shooting from a gun. The design team at Penguin Random House have created a cover that is both dramatic and stylish, and totally befitting of a 007 adventure. When asked about their inspiration for the cover they said:

‘When we began working on the cover design for FOREVER AND A DAY, so many icons and ideas came to mind, there is such a wealth of imagery associated with Bond that we looked at a huge variety of options. There is a boat which plays a major part in the plot of the book and we considered images of yachts in the Riviera but they tended to look too much like a travel brochure. We looked at photographs of yachts taken from odd and unexpected angles, and when we found images from above, the idea of it doubling as a bullet suddenly clicked. This uses well known Bond iconography but also hints at the plot of FOREVER AND A DAY.’

To celebrate that FOREVER AND A DAY is a prequel to CASINO ROYALE, Vintage UK will be releasing a new paperback edition of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond adventure with a special introduction by Anthony Horowitz. The cover design compliments the style of the FOREVER AND A DAY hardback and draws on the themes of violence, card play and shattered romance.

  8 February 2018  

FOREVER AND A DAY is the new James Bond novel


Anthony Horowitz’s second James Bond novel using original material by Ian Fleming will be published in the UK on Thursday 31 May 2018 and in the autumn in the US. FOREVER AND A DAY is a prequel to CASINO ROYALE, Fleming’s first 007 novel, and will explore the origins of the world’s most famous secret agent.

‘M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. “We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.”

“It’s Bond, sir,” the Chief of Staff replied.

“James Bond.”’

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time.

One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand.

It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime.

It’s time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill.

This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera.

Author Anthony Horowitz says, ‘I couldn’t have been happier when the Ian Fleming estate invited me back to write a second Bond. I very much enjoyed writing FOREVER AND A DAY, exploring what might have been Bond’s first mission and imagining some of the forces that might have turned him into the iconic figure that the whole world knows. I hope Ian Fleming would have approved!’ The Fleming family are delighted with FOREVER AND A DAY and Ian Fleming’s nephew, Fergus Fleming called it, ‘an excellent novel in the best tradition of Ian Fleming. His family would like to congratulate Anthony on such a superb achievement.’

Michal Shavit, Publishing Director at Jonathan Cape says, ‘Anthony Horowitz has written the ultimate Bond novel – FOREVER AND A DAY is a thrilling ride from the very first page. It’s a book that will not only appeal to Bond fans but it will introduce Bond to a whole new generation of readers with the extraordinary story of how he got his licence to kill.’




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