The acclaimed author of Any Human Heart, Boyd is giving little away about the plot, or even a title but has disclosed that his story is set amid the political and social ferment of the late 60s. “All I will say is it’s set in 1969,” Boyd told Radio Times. “Fleming died in 1964. He was in his mid-50s, so conceivably if he’d looked after himself a bit better, hadn’t smoked and drunk so much, he might have written a James Bond novel in that year.”
The author has avoided Skyfall, the latest Bond film, which became the highest-grossing movie in UK box office history after just 40 days. “I deliberately haven’t seen it,” Boyd said.The full piece is here.
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