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Firemass wrote:

Although his description of Kara Milovy with her "ceaseless sowester and rain mac" is still a mystery to me. Maybe because I'm American I have no clue what any of those words mean!

A sowester is a rain coat, neither flattering nor all that colourful.

Mark O'Connell | Author, Writer, Bond Fan

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www.markoconnell.co.uk

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"All I wanted was a sweet distraction for an hour or two".

On Sunday 7th July 2013 Bondstars held a globally attended event to mark thirty years since the release of Eon Productions' OCTOPUSSY.

Staged most aptly at Pinewood Studios just outside London the day was a marvellous celebration of 007, Pinewood new and old, the James Bond series, cinema and the sex and sari actioner that is 1983's OCTOPUSSY.

For reasons that those who are familiar with CATCHING BULLETS - MEMOIRS OF A BOND FAN will understand and recognise, taking CATCHING BULLETS to Pinewood held all sorts of memories, joys and first encounters.

OCTOPUSSY was this Bond fan's first trip to the cinema to see Bond. From those dancing white dots onwards, the film has and continues to hold great personal and professional resonance.

CATCHING BULLETS, Splendid Books and Mark O'Connell would like to thank Bondstars, Gareth Owen, Andrew Boyle and their hardworking team for a truly special day for a great many film and of course Bond fans with thirty year old Maud Adams crushes.

Cast and crew were in attendance including CATCHING BULLETS' Afterword contributor Maud Adams, her OCTOPUSSY co-star Kristina Wayborn, director John Glen, many of the 'Octopussy Girls' (including Carole Ashby and gymnastic choreographer Suzanne Dando), editor John Grover, designer Peter Lamont, sound editor Colin Miller, cinematographer Alec Mills, Executive Producer Anthony Waye and many, many more.

"It's for my scrapbook. I collect memories".

For a photo gallery and more from the CATCHING BULLETS page on Facebook....feel free to join the group too and tag yourself if you are in there...!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set … amp;type=1


www.splendidbooks.co.uk
www.markoconnell.co.uk

Mark O'Connell | Author, Writer, Bond Fan

facebook.com/catchingbullets
www.markoconnell.co.uk

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Great photos, and sounds like a great day, too. Hope you mentioned to flog a few books as well.

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wow thanks for sharing those photos.  Nice one with you and Maud!

Did you have to wear a tan Octopussy circus jacket in order to sneak in ?

"Please don't try to follow me"

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Is the book available for Kindle yet?

1.MoonRaker 2.OHMSS 3.LALD 4.OP 5.FYEO 6.DR. NO 7.YOLT 8.LTK 9.CR 10.AVTAK

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DelicatessenInSteel wrote:

Is the book available for Kindle yet?

Yes, the book has always been available on Kindle. It made the charts (Film & TV) there not so long ago.

Mark O'Connell | Author, Writer, Bond Fan

facebook.com/catchingbullets
www.markoconnell.co.uk

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Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without James Bond 007....

CATCHING BULLETS is ready for the festive season. Perfect for all Bond fans...even Roger Moore has a copy now...

http://markoconnell.co.uk/?p=1045
http://s24.postimg.cc/j2hhzuf01/Christmas_2013_Final_Portrait.jpg

Mark O'Connell | Author, Writer, Bond Fan

facebook.com/catchingbullets
www.markoconnell.co.uk

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Catching Bullets wrote:

Perfect for all Bond fans...even Roger Moore has a copy now...

Good. I hope he reads it and realizes that A View to a Kill is like the coolest Bond film ever.

"Please don't try to follow me"

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ajb007/lol   ajb007/bond

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

ajb007/lol   ajb007/bond

Of course he knows that! (I am lying)

Mark O'Connell | Author, Writer, Bond Fan

facebook.com/catchingbullets
www.markoconnell.co.uk

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CATCHING BULLETS had the good fortune to spending time in the home of the silver anniversary 007 movie, LICENCE TO KILL ... and has now become a Bond fan surprised by a Bond villain...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set … amp;type=3

Mark O'Connell | Author, Writer, Bond Fan

facebook.com/catchingbullets
www.markoconnell.co.uk

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Catching Bullets wrote:

CATCHING BULLETS had the good fortune to spending time in the home of the silver anniversary 007 movie, LICENCE TO KILL ... and has now become a Bond fan surprised by a Bond villain...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set … amp;type=3

ummmmm weren't you supposed to be in Instanbul last night?  ajb007/smile

"Please don't try to follow me"

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Your License To Kill is revoked.  ajb007/lol

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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AlphaOmegaSin wrote:

Your License To Kill is revoked.  ajb007/lol

It nearly was. More than once.

Mark O'Connell | Author, Writer, Bond Fan

facebook.com/catchingbullets
www.markoconnell.co.uk

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Hi Catching Bullets, am enjoying your chat with David right now.  ajb007/bond

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Catching Bullets: I saw what I think was your recent TV news interview following a press release of updates on Bond 25. I liked the diplomacy of your answer to the presenter's all too obvious question about who's your favourite Bond: you said that whoever is the incumbent Bond actor has to be the favourite. Yet your jokey first response to that question was 'Roger Moore'. I'm pretty sure Sir Roger was your actual favourite, no? :-)

'Who's your favourite?' is always a crass question, so please don't feel obliged to reply!

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