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Topic: The Book of Bond

Hello,
     I am new to the board, and have just now started collecting, and trying to live the Bond lifstyle, and thought that I would say hello and tell you all of my only(so far) piece of Bond. I have a copy of a book entitled "The Book of Bond, or Every Man His Own 007" by Lt. Col. William Tanner. It is a fun book with tips on grooming, dress, etc., as well as scenarios to play when on holidays to give a secret agent feel to your time abroad. Has anybody else ever heard of this book, or are you all inwardly laughing at me for my Bond virginity?

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Re: The Book of Bond

Welcome, and no one is laughing....check out www.jamesbondlifestyle.com when you have a moment...

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Re: The Book of Bond

The Tanner book is a classic. Does yours have the reversible dust jacket?

Be sure to have a look at www.bondlife.com too. Though much of it is simply common sense advice using 007 to set the tone, it says more to me about "life style" than a closet full of Turnbull & Asser shirts.

*Edit: Just removed the comma to make your link work*

Last edited by Jamesbondmm (15th Nov 2006 11:49)

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Re: The Book of Bond

Hello,
     I lost the dust jacket a few decades ago, but the book is still in pretty good condition and is a first printing. $0.15 in a used book store!

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Re: The Book of Bond

Welcome Loochboy!

Nope, I'm not laughing at you!

I also have this book, its pretty good.  My copy cost me about £12 in good contion about a year ago. 

Another similar book is "James Bond: A Report" by O.F. Snelling.  If you can find it I would recommend it.  It cover the literary Bond and all sorts of stuff, from his personality to girls and bad guys.

Best Regards,

Walther

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Walther 00 wrote:

Another similar book is "James Bond: A Report" by O.F. Snelling.  If you can find it I would recommend it.  It cover the literary Bond and all sorts of stuff, from his personality to girls and bad guys.

That was actually the first Bond book I ever read. However, I'm thinking the poster is looking for guides to living like Bond, not references to how Bond lived. To that end, Snelling wouldn't be much help.

On a sort of middle ground, though, is a book mentioned in several other threads on this site: [i]Dressed to Kill. I  bought it expecting a laundry list (pun intended) of his wardrobe from film to film but it proved to be much more than that by giving terrific insight into why Bond has dressed as he does over the decades.

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Is that book commonly available?

Walther

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Re: The Book of Bond

Is this the one you mean? Shame about the price! ajb007/amazed

Last edited by Jamesbondmm (17th Nov 2006 12:33)

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Jamesbondmm wrote:

Is this the one you mean? Shame about the price! ajb007/amazed

That's the book - boy am I glad I bought it when it came out ajb007/lol

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Jamesbondmm wrote:

Is this the one you mean? Shame about the price! ajb007/amazed

I know I saw it listed on someone's site recently (I thought Bond Pix but just checked and "no" ...) at a reasonable price; they are out there!