LIFE 50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND
BY IRENE KARRAS
James Bond turns 50 this year, and if you’ve got a diehard or new Bond fan on your Christmas list, consider the book LIFE 50 Years of James Bond. Chock-a-block with full-colour photos and interesting trivia (did you know that the first Casino Royale aired on TV in 1954, or that Ian Fleming created Bond with actor David Niven in mind?), as well as a section on movie spoofs inspired by the films, it’s got looks, smarts and charm to spare – much like the suave spy himself.
Buy it (Canada): Amazon.ca, $19.40
Buy it (US): Amazon.com, $18.45
Irene Karras is a Calgary-based communications consultant and freelance writer with a fondness for 1950s Greek melodramas, 1980s coming of age movies, weird Canadian films, and, by necessity, PG movies. She blogs at misplacedmysassy.wordpress.com and tweets @irene_karras.