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#1 glidrose

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

No, I'm not trying to get myself banned. That is the title of a not so new unauthorized Bond fiction available on kindle.

Here's a Daily Mail article about the authors, Heather Dune Macadam and Simon Worrall.

The following letters are part of a hitherto unknown correspondence, between a certain Secret Agent and Priscilla May Galore, written while she was serving her debt to society in Sing Sing, Ossining, NY, and for many years after she was free.

At the end of Goldfinger, after a passionate romp in a boat (in the movie it’s a desert island), Pussy Galore is incarcerated in the notorious high-security prison at Sing Sing for her part in Operation Grand Slam. JB continues his peripatetic life as a secret agent.

Pussy Galore is never mentioned in the JB oeuvre again. But it is clear from the book that of all Bond’s girls, this violet-eyed lesbian occupied a special place in the secret agent’s affections and the author’s. (It has been suggested that PG is based on a woman with whom the author had an affair). In a spirit of literary high jinks, we have continued the love-affair between these two high-octane characters and a fictional correspondence between Pussy Galore and the notorious secret agent.

For those familiar with the next five stories JB refers to them in chronology in his letters to Sing Sing. For instance, a letter written from the Gritti Palace in Venice draws on the plot of the story, “ Risico” and a postcard from the Kozee Motor Court near Montreal in Vermont, is referred to in For Your Eyes Only. Several of JB’s letters are written from The Special Forces Club, in Knightsbridge, where one of the author’s is a member.

The following are letters found in Ms. Galore’s old pilot’s bag in the attic of her house on Martinique and in accordance with her last will and testament are being published anonymously to reveal the most intimate details of JB's affection for the infamous lavender-eyed lesbian.

#2 zencat

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:17 AM

Did you happen to see this on my blog, Glidrose? I posted it yesterday.

http://www.thebookbo...love-pussy.html

#3 glidrose

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:29 AM

Did you happen to see this on my blog, Glidrose? I posted it yesterday.

http://www.thebookbo...love-pussy.html


Yep. Sorry. Should have given you some kind of credit.

#4 zencat

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:35 AM

That's okay. The Daily Mail story on the authors was new to me and a nice find.

#5 Dustin

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:48 AM

Intriguing concept.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:52 AM

Nice find, thanks for the heads-up. Looks interesting...!

#7 Miles Miservy

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

I'd always had the impression that, with the exception of Tracy DiVincenzo, no other woman in Bond's life ever meant anything. OO7 was always about living in the moment, never dwelling in the past. Besides, of all his conquests, I'd always felt that Pussy Galore the least amorous. If anything, Tatiana Romanova would've made more of an impression.

#8 Dustin

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

I'd always had the impression that, with the exception of Tracy DiVincenzo, no other woman in Bond's life ever meant anything. OO7 was always about living in the moment, never dwelling in the past.


No, Bond does have a soft spot for reminiscence, albeit firmly kept in check by his self-regard as a cold and unemotional character. He even prepares himself for it at the end of CR; he knows he will revisit the places of his fate in his mind, that boxroom containing the emotional baggage he'd rather not have to carry with him and which he drags out nonetheless, to examine it in moments of self-exploration and reflection.

In DN he briefly remembers his previous adventure on Jamaica, standing on the porch of the little Beau Desert bungalow that looks on the Isle of Surprise and wondering what had happened to Solitaire since that day and where she might be now.

In GF Bond has good reason to assume he's dead and on his way to heaven (strangely, hell seems not an option then, although a sober Bond would certainly consider that as likely a place for his afterlife). He wonders if he'll see Vesper again and how to explain to her the girl in his company.

Finally, in OHMSS we learn that Bond spends each end of September in a similar manner, visiting the casino at Royale and the little graveyard with Vesper's grave.

While not exactly an overly emotional character, this qualifies Bond nonetheless as a more melancholy and romantic man than a good deal of his latter day followers. It does not really change him in any significant way, but it helps to make this man a good deal less cardboard-thin.

#9 Major Tallon

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

In addition, in TMWTGG, Bond recalls his time with Honey (though he has her surname wrong) and reflects somewhat wistfully that she never writes. It sounds like he'd like to hear from her.

#10 glidrose

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:18 AM

"Honeychile Wilder"

Maybe Bond's thinking of Patricia "Honeychile" Wilder.

"What were a couple of hours of heat and boredom in this island compared with memories of Beau Desert and Honeychile Wilder and his survival against the mad Dr No? James Bond smiled to himself as the dusty pictures clicked across his brain. How long ago it all was! What had happened to her? She never wrote. The last he had heard, she had had two children by the Philadelphia doctor she had married."

Don't worry James, according to John Pearson you and Honey have a future together, at least until you run off to Australia.




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