|Jacket design by Stefan Dreja|
I once borrowed a book from my local central library, and - against a
multicoloured panoply of flowers in a sunken roundabout - sat reading it
as a glorious mid-'70s hot summer sun shone down upon me. The book was
JAMES BOND In The CINEMA by JOHN BROSNAN, and a year or
two later, I was able to obtain my very own copy from GRANT'S
BOOKSHOP just outside Glasgow's Central Station.
|Sean Connery as James Bond|
freeze-frame a movie at his leisure and to his heart's content, the only way
to 'relive' a film was to go and see it again at the cinema (this was before the
Bond back-catalogue had been sold to TV), buy the soundtrack LP - or to
immerse oneself in the pages of a book such as this devoted to the subject.
Brosnan's book is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred stills,
virtually all supplied by UNITED ARTISTS themselves.
|Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore|
that I bought another copy a few
years later direct from the publishers,
The TANTIVY PRESS. Now I
have a pristine copy, plus my well-
|The roundabout (where I first read the book) in its glory days|