The next James Bond novel will be called Solo, its author William Boyd has revealed.
Britain’s most famous secret agent will travel across Africa, America and Europe as middle-aged man of 45, in the new book
Boyd told fans on the opening day of The London Book Fair that Bond will “go off on a self-appointed mission of his own, unannounced and without any authorisation”.
“The journey Bond goes on takes in three continents – with the main focus honing in on Africa,” Boyd said.
As for his choice of title, the author added: “Titles are very important to me and as soon as I wrote down Solo on a sheet of paper I saw its potential.
‘Sometimes less is more. Not only did it fit the theme of the novel perfectly, it’s also a great punchy word, instantly and internationally comprehensible.”
The new novel will be published on September 26 in the UK by creator Ian Fleming’s original publisher Jonathan Cape.