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Published on Feb 19, 2013
 

New James Bond mission to hit bookshelves in September

 
 

LONDON (REUTERS) - A new James Bond novel will be released in September with the latest exploits of the British spy written by novelist William Boyd, the estate of Bond's creator Ian Fleming said on Monday.

Fleming wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale 60 years ago in 1953 and penned 13 more before he died 11 years later at the age of 56.

The title and plot of the new book remain under wraps, but the Fleming estate gave a hint of the style and the setting to woo fans who have been wowed by Daniel Craig's film portrayal of 007 in Skyfall over the past months.

"We can reveal that this novel will see a return to the classic Bond era, featuring a 45-year-old 007 in 1969," it said in a statement.