The Man Who Saved Britain

The Man Who Saved Britain

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 20th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 05/08/2011
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The Man Who Saved Britain
Double Odious
Well, which is it: film criticism, autobiography, cultural studies, British history, or humour? If I have anything to do with it, you will find ‘The Man Wh... READ MORE
Henry Coningsby at Watford

Synopsis

Award-winning author Simon Winder takes us through the legacy of one of Britain's most influential and enduring cultural figures, James Bond. 'An entertaining romp through the literary and cinematic heartland of James Bond country' Sunday Times 'A hilarious blend of cultural history, biography and memoir' Guardian After victory in World War II, Britain was a relieved but also a profoundly traumatized country. Simon Winder, born into this nation of uncertain identity, fell in love (as many before and since) with the man created as the antidote, a quintessentially British figure of great cultural significance: James Bond. Written with passion, wit and a great deal of personal insight and affection, this book is his wildly amusing attempt to get to grips with Bond's legacy and the difficult decades in which it really mattered. 'Read-aloud funny' Independent on Sunday 'Superb' Wall Street Journal

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780330544450
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 262g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 22 mm

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Bypass Bond-Basher, Bondians
It has not been a good couple of weeks for fans of Ian Fleming: in an Intelligence Squared debate in November he came a distant second to John le Carré (38... READ MORE
Lee Ruddin