We are delighted to announce that THE JAMES BOND LEXICON book is now on-sale, and is available from global Amazon websites (with more online outlets to follow). – A full list can be found on the “Our Bond Books” page.
Publisher : White Rocket Books (April 6, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 453 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8593696571
Dimensions : 8.5 x 1.03 x 11 inches
“A proper A-Z of everything Bond. The level of detail is quite mind-blowing.” – James Bond Radio
“Very, very impressive.” – The 00 Files
“Jaw-droppingly thorough!” – The James Bond Complex
Jarrod mixes things up as his pick for the latest episode of the Bond Music: Six of the Best podcast only has three tracks – and they are all the same tune. How will Alan react to having to listen to three different versions of the James Bond Theme, and what movies do the boys think would match these interpretations. You can find out HERE.
We were lucky enough to spend a couple of days in London recently where we enjoyed seeing a screening of The Living Daylights at the Prince Charles Cinema. Afterward, we enjoyed the company of Tom from the James Bond A-Z podcast, Gosse and Jorrit from the James Bond Netherlands website, Scott from the SpyHards podcast, and co-author of Some Kind of Hero, Ajay Chowdhury who also took us all on an impromptu walking tour of Fleming and Bond sites around the west-end of London. A memorable evening all around.
We just got back from a great weekend at the Ian Fleming Foundation workshops. While this particular work weekend also included some fun activities to mark the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary, most of the focus was on the continuing restoration of the Goldfinger jet fuselage, in particular continuing to remove damaged parts, and clean it up, and prep it for a new coat of paint. There’s still a lot of work to do and a long way to go, but it’s looking a lot better than when it was pulled out of the junk yard where it was disappearing under a jungle of weeds.
One fun fact that has emerged from the continuing research about the airframe’s history is that as well as being used in the movie as Goldfinger’s personal jet, this particular aircraft was once being considered by Elvis Presley as his personal jet and he took a test-flight in it (but decided on another make), and it also was used by Muhammad Ali for part of the journey on the way to his iconic boxing match in Manila. – I wonder what else we will find out as the research continues.
Alan wears his best eyepatch to hide some nuclear bombs while feeding Van to the sharks in the latest episode of the On Her Majesty Secret Podcast series Ranking the Bonds. Yes–it’s 1965’s THUNDERBALL! How do the lads rank the movie in terms of Villains, Henchmen, Bond Girls, Gadgets, and many more categories? Tune in and find out!
Alan had a great time joining the SpyHards Podcast crew recently, along with David Lowbridge-Ellis from Licence To Queer, for what must be the most in-depth, respectful, and informative discussion around the fascinating enigma that is Casino Royale ‘67 we’ve experienced to date. You can give it listen HERE
On the latest episode of Bond Music: Six of the Best show Jarrod and Alan swing to the big band sounds of Count Basie and his orchestra as they reinterpret music cues from the first four Bond movies in their own jazzy style. You can groove along with us by clicking HERE.
Thanks to the fine folks at Austin Books & Comics for being such great hosts for our recent James Bond Lexicon in-store book-signing event. We had a great time meeting lots of folks and chatting about Bond. And a special vote of thanks to those fine folks who also picked up a signed copy of the Lexicon, we appreciated the interest and support.
After multiple guest appearances, Alan officially joined Jarrod, Jason, Delvin, and Pat as a fully-fledged member of the Rogue Agents show on the On Her Majesty’s Secret Podcastnetwork. For his first assignment, the Rogue Agents listened to and discussed the BBC Radio adaptation of Ian Fleming’s Live and Let Die. So what did the crew make of Bond on the radio? You can find out by clicking HERE
Alan was recently invited to join the team at the excellent James Bond A-Z podcast to discuss the many incarnations of James Bond’s favorite Texan ally, Mr. Felix Leiter. Check out the podcast HERE to find out which is Alan’s favorite movie Felix, and just which Tex-Mex restaurant that Felix enjoyed eating at.