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In 1963, Ian Fleming, the creator of the 20th century's greatest fictional character was in court, accused of plagiarism. The screen version of James Bond was not Fleming's creation. It was the creation of Jack Whittingham, who was employed by maverick producer Kevin McClory to adapt the character to the big screen. Had this screen character never been developed, James Bond might have been just another minor fictional spy character. "The Battle for Bond" is a tale of bitter recriminations, betrayal, multi-million dollar lawsuits and even death. It is the fabled story of Kevin McClory's 40 year legal battle over the rights to the screen version of James Bond, which he and Whittingham had created. The first edition of this book was banned by the Ian Fleming Will Trust. But the truth never dies! This second edition features a new foreword by Len Deighton.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780955767005
ISBN-10: 0955767008
Format: Paperback
(140mm x 215mm x 20mm)
Pages: 251
Imprint: Tomahawk Press
Publisher: Tomahawk Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Sellers

Robert Sellers is the author of several entertainment books including biographies on Sean Connery, Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise. He was also the author of "Very Naughty Boys" the history of George Harrison/Monty Pythons HandMade Films, a book Empire magazine called, essential reading".

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