James Bond: The Secret World of 007

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Dorling Kindersley, 2011 - Bond, James (Fictitious character) - 176 pages
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Bond is back - new paperback edition of this thrill-packed dossier on the world's most famous spy

Become an expert on the extraordinary career of 007 with James Bond the Secret World of 007 and get the inside scoop on his missions, from defeating the power-mad schemes of Dr Noto the mysteries of Casino Royaleand go behind the scenes of his latest movie, Quantum of Solacethrough unseen photography.

Starting with a foreword penned by M herself, uncover the world of Bond, the world's most famous secret agent. Spectacular photographs reveal the secrets of many of Bond's amazing gadgets, racy vehicles and racier eye-candy. Explore the lairs of the supervillains he has defeated and follow bullet-by-blow accounts of some of his most death-defying chases and battles.

Investigate 007's distinctive style, his complicated love life and relationships with other members of M16 from M to Q and Miss Moneypenny. James Bond the Secret World of 007 is a thrill-a-page 007 adventure.

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About the author (2011)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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