London: Pan Books, 1966. [James Bond] FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION. Octavo (18 x 12cm), pp.111; , endmatter and advertisements. Bound in pictorial card covers designed by Raymond Hawkey. Some expected tanning to cheap paperstock otherwise fine. An unusual piece of Bondiana. Bill Tanner is a fictional character in the James Bond novel series, who holds the position of MI6 Chief of Staff; Fleming reveals that he is James Bond's closest friend in the service, and he was a regular character in the later continuation series by John Gardner. In 1965, Kingsley Amis wrote 'The Book of Bond' as a tongue-in-cheek manual for prospective secret agents, illustrated with examples from Fleming's novels. For this work, Amis used the pseudonym "Lt. Colonel William ('Bill') Tanner" Item #52939
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