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'For Your Eyes Only, James' & 'Moneypenny's First Date With Bond'


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#1 zencat

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 04:20 PM

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James Bond/Miss Moneypenny short story goes under the radar


Now on the CBn main page...



Second Miss Moneypenny/James Bond short story


This one really flew in under the radar, but what a wonderful surprise!

New Bond-Moneypenny Short Story in November Tatler

#2 Tiin007

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 04:33 PM

Wow!

If IFP were to release the Benson short story collection we've all been hoping for, this, and possibly future Bond-Moneypenny stories, should be included in the book. Maybe with more material to include such as this, IFP would finally release that collection.

#3 zencat

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 04:53 PM

Not a bad little scoop, eh? And a bonus here is you get that sexy Kristen Dust cover. :)

However, as Tatler is a UK mag, I might have a time finding it here in LA. Going to wait a week, then do a hunt. For those of you in the UK who pick this up, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

(Can't help but wonder if Young Bond short stories are planned.)

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 05:23 PM

(The) Tatler, eh? Bond fans move in all the right circles. :) John, you really should have a trilby with a "Press" card sticking out of the hatband, you know. :P

Does this mean that La Weinberg is finally going to get a place in the literature forum? Hmmm? :P

Edited by Hitch, 13 October 2006 - 05:29 PM.


#5 David Schofield

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 06:13 PM

Zen, you are a star.

I'm going to try to track a copy down tomorrow.

Am flying to the South of France in the morning too. Have a Proof of Young Bond 3 in my bag. The Moneypenny short story will be the icing on the cake.

#6 K1Bond007

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 06:16 PM

(Can't help but wonder if Young Bond short stories are planned.)


Only if they are collectively released like FYEO and O&TLD, I would hope.

Shame this is for UK only. Pretty bad they haven't published TMD in the states yet.

#7 zencat

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 07:29 PM

Zen, you are a star.

Thanks, man.

Am flying to the South of France in the morning too. Have a Proof of Young Bond 3 in my bag. The Moneypenny short story will be the icing on the cake.

Oooo...nice. I don't have a YB3 proof yet. But even when I get one, I'm going to hold out a long as I can.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 07:55 PM


Zen, you are a star.

Thanks, man.

Am flying to the South of France in the morning too. Have a Proof of Young Bond 3 in my bag. The Moneypenny short story will be the icing on the cake.

Oooo...nice. I don't have a YB3 proof yet. But even when I get one, I'm going to hold out a long as I can.


Got it on a "Buy Now" at

#9 Double-Oh Agent

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 05:01 AM

Wow!

If IFP were to release the Benson short story collection we've all been hoping for, this, and possibly future Bond-Moneypenny stories, should be included in the book. Maybe with more material to include such as this, IFP would finally release that collection.

I was going to suggest that--combining the Benson and Weinberg short stories into a dual collection. That would help fill out the book and give us the short stories in novel format that so many of us have been pining for for so long.

I have to say when I first read about Samantha Weinberg's short story, I nearly fell out of my chair. I certainly wasn't expecting that.

And I have to echo K1Bond007. It is a shame that this story can only be found in the UK--same as The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel after nearly a full year later. (However, I finally did break down and buy TMD:GA this last week. I should get it about the time Casino Royale opens. Now that I bought it, just see TMD:GA get released in the U.S. in a couple of months. :) )

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 02:14 PM

Read it today. It's.... fine. The situation isn't particularly clever and Bond doesn't feel like Bond to me but I'm sure some will enjoy it. It's less a thriller than a Mills & Boon story with Bond as the studmuffin hero.
Personally I prefer my Bond short stories to be a little snappier than this.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 02:29 PM

Wow, what a cool surprise. Definitely be picking this up.

Is anyone else just dying to read Secret Servant?

#12 zencat

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 02:54 PM

Read it today. It's.... fine. The situation isn't particularly clever and Bond doesn't feel like Bond to me but I'm sure some will enjoy it. It's less a thriller than a Mills & Boon story with Bond as the studmuffin hero.
Personally I prefer my Bond short stories to be a little snappier than this.

How do the illustrations look, MarkT?

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:28 PM

Any chance of a synopsis in spoiler tags, Mark?

Someone should do a main page article about all the post-Fleming Bond short stories, with brief plot descriptions and (if applicable - wouldn't be to something like Benson's "The Heart of Erzulie") publication data. I'm looking at you, zen.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 11:44 PM

COOL! Will have to track this down some how. Does anyone know if this gets delivered to US bookstores such as Borders (as alot of other UK mags do)?

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 12:50 AM

Now on the CBn main page...



James Bond/Miss Moneypenny short story goes under the radar


#16 Double-Oh Agent

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 06:34 AM

COOL! Will have to track this down some how. Does anyone know if this gets delivered to US bookstores such as Borders (as alot of other UK mags do)?

I stopped by a Barnes & Noble store tonight looking to see if they had Tatler magazine and while none were on the shelves, the clerk checked her computer and said the last one they had in was for September. So you can take that for what it's worth. I'll check my Borders store later in the week.

#17 Qwerty

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 06:43 AM


COOL! Will have to track this down some how. Does anyone know if this gets delivered to US bookstores such as Borders (as alot of other UK mags do)?

I stopped by a Barnes & Noble store tonight looking to see if they had Tatler magazine and while none were on the shelves, the clerk checked her computer and said the last one they had in was for September. So you can take that for what it's worth. I'll check my Borders store later in the week.


Thanks for checking. Let me know how you make out at Borders. :)

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:43 AM


Read it today. It's.... fine. The situation isn't particularly clever and Bond doesn't feel like Bond to me but I'm sure some will enjoy it. It's less a thriller than a Mills & Boon story with Bond as the studmuffin hero.
Personally I prefer my Bond short stories to be a little snappier than this.

How do the illustrations look, MarkT?


Quite cool- sort of retro-y in a Lichtenstein kinda way; although Penny has a very modern haircut! :)

Any chance of a synopsis in spoiler tags, Mark?


To be honest I feel a bit awkward doing that- I expect Ms. Weinberg visits this forum and giving away the storyline to a short story would sort of make it pointless to read it as it's so short. Perhaps when the magazine is no longer available.

To tease- Bond is in Royale on a professional assignment, Moneypenny is asked to help in a scene with M, and with the help of some gadgets she assists Bond with his plan. It doesn't go smoothly, however.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 01:43 PM

Understood. Guess I'll pick up the mag.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 03:32 PM

I stopped by a Barnes & Noble store tonight looking to see if they had Tatler magazine and while none were on the shelves, the clerk checked her computer and said the last one they had in was for September. So you can take that for what it's worth. I'll check my Borders store later in the week.


I think it varies from store to store, so you have to call them yourself. I called two Borders in my area and one carried it and the other didn't.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:44 AM

Nice little addition to the "canon".

Not totally with MTM when he mentions Mills and Boon style but I can see where hes coming from; to me, as in the Diaries Vol 1, Bond is a much nore idealised, piratical charmer than Fleming brooder. That said, Samanthas take on Bond is by no means the worst we have had in either literary or movie form.

Couple of casual observations: Bond is now called Bond - in Vol 1 of the Diaries, Bond was not his name in real life (some may recall that annoyed me).

Oh, and Bonds hair colour is not mentioned... but his very blue eyes are...

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 06:21 AM

However, as Tatler is a UK mag, I might have a time finding it here in LA. Going to wait a week, then do a hunt. For those of you in the UK who pick this up, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


You might have to wait more than a week. :) There's a good international newsstand at the Farmer's Market, and they currently have the September issue. Same goes for the newsstand at Book Soup on Sunset, and a couple others. I finally found one in Brentwood that had the October issue. I asked them when they expected November, and they said they had JUST received October, so "at least four weeks." Drat! I'm afraid CR will be in theatres already and Secret Servant will have shipped from Amazon.co.uk before we Angelenos get to read "For Your Eyes Only, James"!!!

Too bad. I was hoping for a fix to tide me over while I wait for Secret Servant!

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:35 AM



COOL! Will have to track this down some how. Does anyone know if this gets delivered to US bookstores such as Borders (as alot of other UK mags do)?

I stopped by a Barnes & Noble store tonight looking to see if they had Tatler magazine and while none were on the shelves, the clerk checked her computer and said the last one they had in was for September. So you can take that for what it's worth. I'll check my Borders store later in the week.


Thanks for checking. Let me know how you make out at Borders. :)

The one Borders I checked didn't have Tatler. I also checked another Barnes & Noble store and they were a similar situation to the previous one. So, at least from my findings, Qwerty, Barnes & Noble is the chain to check whenever the magazine might get here.

#24 Qwerty

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:52 AM

I also checked my Borders and they do carry it. Only had the October issue at the time though...

#25 zencat

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:12 PM

Anyone in the U.S. find this yet?

#26 Qwerty

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:39 PM

Was at Borders briefly yesterday and they still had the October issue. So, I'm guessing it's on the way.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:59 PM

Not totally with MTM when he mentions Mills and Boon style but I can see where hes coming from


Well bear in mind I've never actually read a Mills & Boon :)

But it's not exactly a spy thriller is it? I still don't get what this series is? Is it a proper Bond story? Doesn't seem to be. Is it a Bridget Jones thing? Is it a romantic story? Who is the audience for these stories?

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:10 PM


Not totally with MTM when he mentions Mills and Boon style but I can see where hes coming from


Well bear in mind I've never actually read a Mills & Boon :)

But it's not exactly a spy thriller is it? I still don't get what this series is? Is it a proper Bond story? Doesn't seem to be. Is it a Bridget Jones thing? Is it a romantic story? Who is the audience for these stories?

I think the answer to that is "women" (I'm not sure it's any more specific than that). I mean, the covers appear designed to be female friendly (you can't sell a man a pink book), they run this story in a woman's fashion mag...women. Thing is, these stories require a working knowledge of Fleming and dabble heavily in the history of Cold War, which seems to be more a male thing...so...yeah

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:09 AM

Anyone in the U.S. find this yet?

Stumbled across a copy at work. Tame.

#30 marktmurphy

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:59 AM

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Not totally with MTM when he mentions Mills and Boon style but I can see where hes coming from
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Well bear in mind I've never actually read a Mills & Boon :)

But it's not exactly a spy thriller is it? I still don't get what this series is? Is it a proper Bond story? Doesn't seem to be. Is it a Bridget Jones thing? Is it a romantic story? Who is the audience for these stories?
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I think the answer to that is "women" (I'm not sure it's any more specific than that). I mean, the covers appear designed to be female friendly (you can't sell a man a pink book), they run this story in a woman's fashion mag...women. Thing is, these stories require a working knowledge of Fleming and dabble heavily in the history of Cold War, which seems to be more a male thing...so...yeah




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