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LICENSE RENEWED

Gardner, John

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ISBN 10: 0399901183 / ISBN 13: 9780399901188
Published by Richard Marek, New York, 1981
Hardcover
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Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. A few creases to front flap. ; 7.90 X 6 X 0.80 inches; 285 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 70598

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Title: LICENSE RENEWED

Publisher: Richard Marek, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Synopsis:

British spy novelist Gardner began his career with 'The Liquidator', in which he created a richly comic character named Boysie Oakes who inadvertently is mistaken to be a tough, pitiless man of action and is thereupon recruited into a British spy agency. Oakes is, in actuality, a devout coward with many other character failings who wants nothing more than to be left alone and is terrified by the situations into which he is constantly being forced. The book appeared at the height of the fictional spy mania and as a send-up of the whole business was an immediate success. It was made into a movie, and another seven light-hearted novels about the cowardly Oakes appeared over the next 12 years. In 1981, Gardner was asked to revive the James Bond series of novels. Between 1981 and 1996, Gardner wrote sixteen James Bond novels. While the books were commercial successes, Gardner was ambivalent about writing novels with a character he hadn't created. .

About the Author:

John Gardner is the author of Confessor, the epic Secret Generations trilogy and the following James Bond thrillers: Cold Fall; Never Send Flowers; Death is Forever; The Man from Barbarossa; Brokenclaw; Win, Lose or Die; Scorpius; No Deals, Mr. Bond; Nobody Lives Forever; Role of Honor; Icebreaker; For Special Services; License Renewed; and Seafire. He lives in Virginia.

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