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Oct 10, 2018

Spybrary Spy Podcast with Matthew Kresal

After a rejuvenating few months at Shrublands our Brush Pass Reviews makes a welcome return to the Spybrary Spy Podcast.

Matthew Kresal’s brush pass has been decoded. Tune in and hear his transmission where he gives us his rapid briefing on the Battle for Bond, a book written by Robert Sellars.

‘In 1963, Ian Fleming, the creator of the 20th century’s greatest fictional character was in court, accused of plagiarism.

The screen version of James Bond was not Fleming’s creation. It was the creation of Jack Whittingham, who was employed by maverick producer Kevin McClory to adapt the character to the big screen.


Had this screen character never been developed, James Bond might have been just another minor fictional spy character.

Battle for Bond – Robert Sellars

The Battle for Bond is a tale of bitter recriminations, betrayal, multi-million dollar lawsuits and even death.

It is the fabled story of Kevin McClory’s 40 year legal battle over the rights to the screen version of James Bond, which he and Whittingham had created.

The first edition of this book was banned by the Ian Fleming Will Trust. But the truth never dies!

This second edition features a new foreword by Len Deighton.