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003½ The Adventures Of James Bond Junior

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When Ian Fleming died of a heart attack at the age of 56 in 1964, he had completed 12 full-length novels and a number of short stories featuring his marquee superspy James Bond. The author had also lived to see two wildly successful film adaptations of his works, Dr. No and From Russia with Love make Bond an international phenomenon, with a third release just month after his death. While Bond movies were expected to continue indefinitely, no one at Glidrose Productionsthe company Fleming had purchased to handle literary rights to his creation for business purposeswas, exactly sure how to proceed with his adventures on printed page. Only one proper novel, 1968s Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis, was released in the years immediately following Flemings death. It seems a monumental task to follow a writer who was virtually as famous as Bond himself. Glidrose, however, had an alternative: in 1966, they commissioned a novel that would center around Bonds ' nephew, boy of boarding school age who would become embroiled in a plot to steal gold. Jonathan Cape, publishing house that had acquired Flemings ' first book, Casino Royale, would distribute it. For Bond fans, what starts as passing bit of trivia grows into a literary forensics cold case. Who was Mascott, and why were people so committed to keeping his secret?

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