Splendid Books to publish Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan

Splendid Books has acquired Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by comedy writer Mark O’Connell.

O’Connell’s debut book is from the offbeat vantage point of a gay teenager whose grandfather was chauffeur to legendary 007 producer Albert R. Broccoli. It will be published in September 2012.

When Jimmy O’Connell took a job as chauffeur for 007 producers Eon Productions, it would not just be Cubby Broccoli, Roger Moore and Sean Connery he would drive to James Bond – his grandson Mark swiftly hitched a ride…

In Catching Bullets Mark takes us on a humorous journey of filmic discovery combining the Bond movies with his own complicated adolescence through to adult life as a comedy writer still inspired by that Broccoli movie magic.

“Mark O’Connell is a great new writing talent and we are delighted to be publishing his first book,” says Splendid Books’ Editorial Director Shoba Vazirani. “Catching Bullets is very funny and he brings a genuinely new insight into the Bond film phenomena.

“The book is a fascinating journey, in which Mark reconsiders all the Bond films as they fire into his and everyone’s cinema-going memories.”

You can pre-order Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan at the discounted price of £6.99 (RRP £7.99) here.

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