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#31 Trempo

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:13 PM

Got mine yesterday. Even if it is short, it is worth reading. The story plays in September 1956 in Royale-les-Eaux. There are some references to the Fleming stories. It is another nice touch how the relationship between Moneypenny and Bond could have been (or maybe was?) :)

#32 David Schofield

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:53 PM

[quote name='marktmurphy' post='631543' date='23 October 2006 - 09:59']
[quote name='zencat' post='631199' date='22 October 2006 - 23:10']
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[quote name='David Schofield' post='627472' date='16 October 2006 - 09:44']
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

#33 zencat

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 04:53 PM

Just gave it a read. It's a good little story. Kind of sexy even. It reads as a bit of a Bond pastiche, but maybe that's the idea. Fun.

#34 zencat

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:37 PM

An now we have a second original Bond-Moneypenny short by Samantha in The Spectator (in a special Bond supplement with loads of goodies).

Second Moneypenny short in The Spectator

#35 Major Tallon

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:35 AM

Thanks for the alert on this second story, Zencat. It's even shorter than the first, but an amusing little read that tells a "007 origin" story its own. Perhaps they're spreading these stories about to take advantage of the publicity surrounding Casino Royale's release and raise the profile of the Westbrook series.

#36 Qwerty

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:47 AM

Nice! Let's hope we see even more.

#37 Qwerty

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 03:05 AM

Now on the CBn main page...



Second Miss Moneypenny/James Bond short story


#38 K1Bond007

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 03:12 AM

I can't seem to sign up to even read this. I registered and I'm not getting an email to seal the deal. :)

#39 Double-Oh Agent

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 05:27 AM

An now we have a second original Bond-Moneypenny short by Samantha in The Spectator (in a special Bond supplement with loads of goodies).

Second Moneypenny short in The Spectator

What issue of The Spectator is this story found in? And can the magazine be found in U.S. stores Barnes & Noble and/or Borders?

#40 David Schofield

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 09:32 AM

quote name='K1Bond007' date='12 November 2006 - 03:12' post='644884']
I can't seem to sign up to even read this. I registered and I'm not getting an email to seal the deal. :P
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Having the same problem this morning. :)

#41 Brisco

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 10:41 AM

[quote name='David Schofield' date='12 November 2006 - 01:32' post='645022']
quote name='K1Bond007' date='12 November 2006 - 03:12' post='644884']
I can't seem to sign up to even read this. I registered and I'm not getting an email to seal the deal. :P
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Having the same problem this morning. :)
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I'm afraid you're probably not going to like it, David... It plays hell with the continuity more than anything so far! :P

It's pretty good, though. Sorry you guys are having trouble accessing it. That's got to be frustrating. I hope it's worked out by now.

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#42 Cesari

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 01:16 PM

Is it possible to buy to seone here a copy of the Tatler magazine issue with the first Moneypenny short story?
I don't want to subscribe for 1 year and just need this issue!!
Thanks,

#43 OHMSS Spion 007

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:29 PM

I also had problems with registering, but I found that if you open the spectator site in a new window, instead of inside the CBn frame, then the log in will work. Hope this helps!

#44 K1Bond007

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 09:32 PM

Alright. It registered a different email today. Finally got it. Will read later. :)

#45 Qwerty

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:28 AM


An now we have a second original Bond-Moneypenny short by Samantha in The Spectator (in a special Bond supplement with loads of goodies).

Second Moneypenny short in The Spectator

What issue of The Spectator is this story found in? And can the magazine be found in U.S. stores Barnes & Noble and/or Borders?


Ditto.

#46 zencat

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 05:10 PM



An now we have a second original Bond-Moneypenny short by Samantha in The Spectator (in a special Bond supplement with loads of goodies).

Second Moneypenny short in The Spectator

What issue of The Spectator is this story found in? And can the magazine be found in U.S. stores Barnes & Noble and/or Borders?


Ditto.

I think it's the issue with a cartoon of Bush getting the boot (hehe). As it's a weekly mag, so I don't know what week this was. But my understanding is the story appears inside a special Bond supplement that came inside the mag (which might be loose?). This could be a very tricky one to find.

#47 David Schofield

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 08:58 AM




An now we have a second original Bond-Moneypenny short by Samantha in The Spectator (in a special Bond supplement with loads of goodies).

Second Moneypenny short in The Spectator

What issue of The Spectator is this story found in? And can the magazine be found in U.S. stores Barnes & Noble and/or Borders?


Ditto.

I think it's the issue with a cartoon of Bush getting the boot (hehe). As it's a weekly mag, so I don't know what week this was. But my understanding is the story appears inside a special Bond supplement that came inside the mag (which might be loose?). This could be a very tricky one to find.


The magazine is for the week beginning 11 November 2006. I believe newsagents start stocking them on the Thursday prior, in this case th 9th. The magazine is dated the 11th. The Bond stuff is in a seperate pullout magazine inside.

The Moneypenny story is plausible. As I said in my review of "For Your Eyes Only, James", the Westbrook Bomd is not Fleming's brooder but an absolute charmer: this need not be hugely contradictory - I suspect charm probably works better with women the brooding (other than for Brando and James Dean). I think the concept of the off-duty Bond being a pleasant charmer works fine. What Bond does is this story is not unlikely...

On the continuity contraditions (my favourite bit), no date is given for this story but Bond is literaly just a 00. Using the FRWL info, this would make it 1950 (Bond orders a 1948 champagne). Then again, M has a SMERSH file brought to him at the end: I wonder if we're meant to believe this is about Le Chiffre. M is M, Moneypenny just his P.A. Sure, this contradicts the Westbrook timeline even (in the Diaries, M is not M at this time and Moneypenny not out of Kenya). I do suspect Ms Westbrook is onto US and pulling OUR leg. Oh yes, it is two days after Bond knocked off the chap in Stockholm working for the Germans (ref CR): were MI6 secretly knocked off ex-German agents after the war? Suppose Germans could mean EAST Germans...

If you want an idea of what forms "Connoisseur's Guide to Bond" try these classics;

Dylan Jones of GQ fame comments on Roger Moore's safari suits in LIVE AND LET DIE...
Mr Jones also remarks about George Lazenby's moment of fame in OHMSS when he smashed his SOLID GOLD ROLEX in a villain's face. Now I have seen various versions of OHMSS but I've never seen this part :P Perhaps we need doudblenoughspy for clarification.

And finally, and most disappointingly, Charlie Higson refers to Tim Dalton as the PC Bond. Now call me argumentative, but in Margaret Thatcher's Britain in 1987 I don't think the expression PC would have occured to anyone... I think Mr Higson is perhaps confusing the North London dinner parties of the early 1990s which spawned New Labour with a completely different decade. Charlie also characterises Tim as a non-drinking Bond to support his PCness (no vodka martinis then, no bourbon with Felix :) ) and a one woman Bond (yes, Lupe was clealy not a woman). These are the kind of general mistakes the lousy journalist and non-Bond fan makes: I'd expect better of Higson.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 05:42 PM

The magazine is for the week beginning 11 November 2006. I believe newsagents start stocking them on the Thursday prior, in this case th 9th. The magazine is dated the 11th. The Bond stuff is in a seperate pullout magazine inside.

Thanks, DS. Hope some of these show up on eBay.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 05:43 AM

Excellent. Thanks for the details, David Schofield. :)

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:34 PM


An now we have a second original Bond-Moneypenny short by Samantha in The Spectator (in a special Bond supplement with loads of goodies).

Second Moneypenny short in The Spectator

What issue of The Spectator is this story found in? And can the magazine be found in U.S. stores Barnes & Noble and/or Borders?

I'm able to find The Spectator at U.S. newsstands, unfortnetly, the Bond supplemnet is not included. :)

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:48 PM



An now we have a second original Bond-Moneypenny short by Samantha in The Spectator (in a special Bond supplement with loads of goodies).

Second Moneypenny short in The Spectator

What issue of The Spectator is this story found in? And can the magazine be found in U.S. stores Barnes & Noble and/or Borders?

I'm able to find The Spectator at U.S. newsstands, unfortnetly, the Bond supplemnet is not included. :P

I had the same problem here in Germany. The magazine was only without the supplement available. They told me, they were never included. :)

#52 Loomis

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:41 PM



An now we have a second original Bond-Moneypenny short by Samantha in The Spectator (in a special Bond supplement with loads of goodies).

Second Moneypenny short in The Spectator

What issue of The Spectator is this story found in? And can the magazine be found in U.S. stores Barnes & Noble and/or Borders?

I'm able to find The Spectator at U.S. newsstands, unfortnetly, the Bond supplemnet is not included. :)


I hope you've been able to read Higson's article in it. Apart from some curious factual errors on the Dalton era, it's truly splendid, insightful stuff that makes clear that the Higmeister really knows and loves his Bond. :P

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:34 PM



An now we have a second original Bond-Moneypenny short by Samantha in The Spectator (in a special Bond supplement with loads of goodies).

Second Moneypenny short in The Spectator

What issue of The Spectator is this story found in? And can the magazine be found in U.S. stores Barnes & Noble and/or Borders?

I'm able to find The Spectator at U.S. newsstands, unfortnetly, the Bond supplemnet is not included. :)

At least we were able to read and print it off the Internet. Still, it would be nice to have a copy more durable than typing paper.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:10 AM

Finally picked up the issue of Tatler today. Would be amazing to somehow get a hardcopy of the Spectator Bond supplement now...

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 08:52 PM

Finally got a copy of The Spectator with the Bond supplement. Looking forward to checking it out later today.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:36 AM

Even if the short storys was...too short it was a nice read. Wish there will be more. Short storys are a weak spot for me...

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:04 AM

I've read the Spectator short story online, but I can't find the Tatler one anywhere! Does anyone have a link or something???

#58 Qwerty

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:25 PM

I've read the Spectator short story online, but I can't find the Tatler one anywhere! Does anyone have a link or something???


Hi and welcome to the CBn Forums.

Seeing that it's been about a year since the original release, this probably isn't going to get any easier tracking that one down. I was lucky enough to find a copy of the UK magazine at my local Borders (and I live in the US), but I also seem to recall seeing one listed on eBay at one point. You may want to try there.

Best of luck!

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:21 PM

A little request about the short story "For your eyes only, James"; In short - My scanner/printer has broke down and wonder if someone has it scanned and want to share it to me. My intentions is to translate it (to swedish) and I want it as a word-document (OCR) for practical reasons.

Yes, I do have the original magazine.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:14 AM

Like others, I've been able to find the Spectator story online, but can't find "For Your Eyes Only, James" anywhere. So I've been trying to see if I can find the 11/06 Tatler on a site selling back issues.

It's occurred to me, however, I may not even know what this particular issue looks like, or whether it's the UK or US version. There is a photo of a 11/06 Tatler at this link...

http://doubleosectio...y-november.html

...but if you enlarge the photo you can clearly see it is the US version. I was under the impression the story was published in the UK version. Could anyone out there clarify? If it is the UK version, could you let me know who is on the cover or - even better - provide a scan of that cover?

Thanks!

Edited by rennervision, 07 September 2010 - 01:14 AM.





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