Bondesque Magazine #8 (English) pres-sale



The Number 007 | Author Alan Porter delves into the history of the code name 007. The latest film No Time To Die reveals that this song was not just for James Bond.

The Dutch Connection | A new regular feature in Bondesque Magazine. Our little country has more in common with James Bond than most will think. We start this item with a look at the Beechcraft Model 18 plane from Octopussy. How did this piece of film history end up in Dutch ownership?

Visit Moonraker set | Special in this edition is an exclusive story by Klaus Bo Nilsson. The Dane visited the set of the James Bond film Moonraker in Paris as a schoolboy in 1979. A unique experience with extraordinary encounters!

College of Arms & 007 | The College of Arms plays an important role in the story of the book and film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Gosse Drent and Merlijn Kuiper delved into the rich history between James Bond and the institute. From the first contacts with Ian Fleming to the collaboration with set designer Syd Cain.

Interview Robbie Maddison | Pyotr Zajac ( interviewed stunt driver Robbie Maddison. He was involved in the motorbike chase in Skyfall as Daniel Craig’s stunt double.

Fleming’s inspiration | While his first book Casino Royale had not yet been published, Fleming had already started writing his second James Bond story, Live And Let Die. The base of this story is the journey he took from London to Jamaica. Where else did he draw inspiration from, for example for characters?

Bond On Motorcycles | Since the film GoldenEye, we have seen James Bond riding a motorcycle with some regularity. The last film even featured a Triumph Scrambler 1200 prominently. We have listed all the bikes: from Ian Fleming’s books to the bikes of the enemy in the films.

Exclusive attachment
It has since become a regular feature of Bondesque Magazine: an exclusive print on A4 of one of the magazine’s subjects. Drawings by Reuben Wakeman and Jeff Marshall have previously appeared. With this issue comes a print of Blofeld’s family crest. This coat of arms was designed by Syd Cain and adapted according to instructions from the College of Arms.