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The last collection of James Bond adventures from Ian Fleming, Octopussy and The Living Daylights features four tales of intrigue that push 007 to the limit and find the secret agent questioning where he can go from there…

In “Octopussy,” a former operative in the Second World War must face the consequences of past sins when James Bond knocks on the door of his Caribbean fortress, and in “The Property of a Lady” Bond deciphers the elaborate codes of a Sotheby’s bidding war in ...

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Overview

The last collection of James Bond adventures from Ian Fleming, Octopussy and The Living Daylights features four tales of intrigue that push 007 to the limit and find the secret agent questioning where he can go from there…

In “Octopussy,” a former operative in the Second World War must face the consequences of past sins when James Bond knocks on the door of his Caribbean fortress, and in “The Property of a Lady” Bond deciphers the elaborate codes of a Sotheby’s bidding war in order to catch a KGB agent. “007 in New York” takes Bond to the titular city to warn an ex-agent of her boyfriend’s secret KGB affiliation. And “The Living Daylights” sends Bond to Berlin to protect a British agent before an assassin strikes.

Published posthumously, Octopussy and The Living Daylights marks Ian Fleming’s final contribution to the legacy of his iconic creation, 007 James Bond.

Repackaged with a fabulous new cover treatment, the legendary 007 explodes into action in this spine-tingling collection of stories. On the cutting edge of excitement and intrigue, these are the last thrilling adventures of fiction's greatest secret agent. Includes "Octopussy, " "The Living Daylights, " and "The Property of a Lady."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612185583
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Series: James Bond Series , #14
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 93
  • Sales rank: 94,038
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Fleming (1908–1964) was born in London and educated at Eton and Sandhurst. During World War II, he served in British Naval Intelligence, playing a key role in shaping the prototype CIA. His wide-ranging, fast-paced life would provide the backdrop for his beloved spy novels featuring the perennially charming James Bond.

Tom
Hiddleston
rocketed to fame when he took on the role of Loki in Marvel Studios’ 2011 feature film Thor,
a role which he has since reprised in blockbuster films The Avengers and Thor: The
Dark World
. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play in 2008.

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

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    What the devil are you talking about, 007?  As much as I love th

    What the devil are you talking about, 007? 
    As much as I love these, they have some nerve publishing this 93 page book by itself and charging $15 for it. They could have bundled some of these shorter books together into an omnibus, but don’t let that sour you, these stories are great and worth paying for.
    This book compiles four stories, Octopussy, The Property of a Lady, The Living Daylights, and 007 in New York (worst title ever?). As fans know, almost none of these stories bear any resemblance to the movies of the same name, not like you would expect anyway. The Property of a Lady was transformed into a scene within Octopussy, whereas the events of the Octopussy short were left out of the movie entirely. The Living Daylights short story comprises only part of the beginning of the film. And 007 in New York I don’t recognize from any movie and weirdly contains a recipe for James Bond Scrambled Eggs (seriously).
    Sadly, this is the last Bond book that Fleming wrote, and while it’s nowhere near as good as Casino Royale, it’s still a fine book which I will treasure and enjoy forever.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    Generally, the format used by Fleming has worked well for his genre. This time, the cookie cutter was too obvious.

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