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

The Man Who Saved Britain (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 05/08/2011
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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.

`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

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330544450
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 21 mm

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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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