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On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ian Fleming
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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A Lancia Spyder with its hood down tore past him, cut in cheekily across his bonnet and pulled away, the sexy boom of its twin exhausts echoing back at him. It was a girl driving, a girl with a shocking pink scarf tied round her hair. And if there was one thing that set James Bond really moving,... show more
A Lancia Spyder with its hood down tore past him, cut in cheekily across his bonnet and pulled away, the sexy boom of its twin exhausts echoing back at him. It was a girl driving, a girl with a shocking pink scarf tied round her hair. And if there was one thing that set James Bond really moving, it was being passed at speed by a pretty girl. When Bond rescues a beautiful, reckless girl from self-destruction, he finds himself with a lead on one of the most dangerous men in the world—Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE. In the snow-bound fastness of his Alpine base, Blofeld is conducting research that could threaten the safety of the world. To thwart the evil genius, Bond must get himself and the vital information he has gathered out of the base and keep away from SPECTRE's agents.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142003251 (0142003255)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#11)
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
2.5 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
In this adventure Bond gets an undercover assignment to ferret out the elusive head of Spectre, who has developed a sudden and inexplicable hankering for membership in the Peerage. So Bond heads to the Swiss Alps posing as a heraldry expert . . . and almost blows his cover in the first 24 hours beca...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.5 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Bond stubbed out his cigarette, gave a quick glance round their trysting-place to fix its banality in his mind, and walked to the door, leaving the fragments of his old life torn up amidst the debris of an airport breakfast. I have been dithering about writing a review for On Her Majesty's Secret S...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
A favourite Bond novel, possibly because (in my opinion) it was one of the best Bond films, with the best soundtrack and the best Bond.Bond is on the search for Blofeld following events in Thunderball, and drinks/shags/smokes/shoots his way around various exotic parts of Europe.The story relies on B...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
5.0 Notes on On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming
* The eleventh Bond book.* Second appearance of Blofeld.* Strangely enough, if I were going to read only one of Fleming's Bond books, this probably wouldn't be it, yet it is my favorite in the complete series. No, it's really not so odd: after seeing Bond tortured by love in so many other novels, it...
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3.0 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (James Bond Novels)
high-3, pushing 4, according to GR the fifth most impressive James Bond book, the 11th book in the series, published 1963 (one book a year since franchise start), Fleming is 55 and the first stirrings of the 60s revolution are underway. the Beatles have released 'Love Me Do' and finished a five day ...
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