The Man Who Saved Britain (Paperback)
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The Man Who Saved Britain (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 05/08/2011
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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: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
One of the oddest books I have ever read . . . a very funny writer, as well as an incisive one * Evening Standard *
A superb book -- Andrew Roberts * Wall Street Journal *
Witty and intelligent * Financial Times *
A splenetic turn of phrase that's read-aloud funny * Independent on Sunday *
Almost insanely entertaining * Daily Telegraph *
A more entertaining tour of 007, and the period associations that get sucked into Winder's great comic intelligence, is hard to imagine * London Review of Books *
Diversions for the general reader and delights for the Bond enthusiast * Sunday Times *
A delightfully quirky, immediately engaging book * Scotland on Sunday *
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 *

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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% to 60%) on the topic of best spy novelist; while in December... More

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“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 Who Saved Britain’ in none of these places. I would hang it from... More

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