In this Storynory Extra, Natasha Gostwick speaks to actor, comedian, and best-selling author, Charlie Higson about his third Young Bond book, Double or Die.
Young Bond traces the famous secret agent, James Bond, back to his boyhood when he was at the top British public school, Eton. His stories are just as thrilling as the grown-up Bond adventures, but they are more suitable for kids. Actually, Bertie thinks some dads might like reading them too.
Charlie tells us about why he believes action and adventure is the way to encourage boys to read. We hear from some young readers at the book launch. And of course Natasha gives us a thrilling extract.
[…] Storynory – where we normally do children’s stories – has an interview which might interest a wider audience. It’s with Charlie Higson – who appears on TV as the cars salesman Swiss Toni – who is also an accomplished thriller writer. He was chosen by the estate of James Bond creator Ian Fleming to write the Young Bond series of novels about the formative years of the secret agent. They are based in the 1930s, when Bond was a lad at Eton. […]