Double or Nothing: James Bond and Beyond

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With Charlie Higson and Kim Sherwood.

Early bird offer: Get tickets for £10 for this event until 31 July. After this full-price tickets will be £13.

This event will take place at the British Library. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

The online version of this event will be live captioned.

James Bond is missing… 007 has been captured – perhaps even killed, by a sinister private military company and the future of humanity hangs in the balance. The fate of the world rests in the hands of a trio of MI6's finest Double O agents but time is running out.

So begins the pulsating new spy thriller Double or Nothing by Kim Sherwood, the first in an officially commissioned trilogy that promises to 'blow the world of Ian Fleming's James Bond wide open.'

At this special launch event, Kim is joined by fellow Bond author Charlie Higson to celebrate the ever-thrilling and evolving world of 007.

The event will be followed by a book signing. Early bird price £10 until 31 July (with additional concessions for students and under-26s) after which prices will be £13 full price, £11.50 over 60s, £6.50 other concessions.

Online event bookers can buy a copy of Double or Nothing with a ticket at checkout for £23 (with UK postage) and watch the event for free. International postage will be higher. Books will be posted out within 7 days after the event. Please ensure your address is up to date on your British Library account.

Charlie Higson created and starred in the hugely successful comedy series The Fast Show. He is also author of the bestselling Young Bond books (Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold, Silverfin and By Royal Command) and horror series The Enemy. His latest book Whatever Gets You Through The Night is his first adult crime novel in 25 years; a colourful thriller exposing dark truths lurking beneath the surface of a sunny Mediterranean idyll.

Kim Sherwood won the Bath Novel Award for her debut novel Testament, published in 2018. It was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Award, shortlisted for the Author's Club Best First Novel, and won the Harpers’ Bazaar Big Book Award. She was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 2019. Sherwood has a Bond connection: she is the granddaughter of the actor George Baker who made a number of appearances in the James Bond films - most famously playing Sir Hilary Bray in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Kim is a lifelong fan of Ian Fleming and James Bond. Double or Nothing (released September 1st 2022)is the first in Kim's trilogy of Double O novels expanding the James Bond universe.

In association with Ian Fleming Publications and Harper Collins

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Name: Double or Nothing: James Bond and Beyond
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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