The best-selling Young Bond novels were first written by Charlie Higson. Set in the 1930s, they show how James’s early adventures shape the man he is to become. The new series by Steve Cole will pick up where Charlie Higson left off and will follow teenaged James in the aftermath of his expulsion from Eton. This time in Bond’s life has never been explored before and readers can expect all the thrills, action, glamour and tension that are the essential ingredients of a classic Bond adventure. Click on the covers below to find out more about each book.


  • Steve Cole

    Best-selling children’s author and lifelong fan of Ian Fleming’s James Bond. His various book series include Z. Rex, Thieves Like Us, Doctor Who and Astrosaurs, with collective sales of over three million copies. In other careers he has worked as an editor of books and magazines for readers of all ages. You can find out more on the Steve Cole Books Facebook page, or tweet him.

  • Charlie Higson

    Started writing when he was ten years old, but it was a long time before he got paid for doing it. After university he sang in a pop group (The Higsons) and then became a painter and decorator. He started writing for television on Saturday Night Live and went on to create the hugely successful comedy series The Fast Show, in which he also appeared. Other TV work includes Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and Swiss Toni.

    He is the author of five bestselling Young Bond books, as well as the horror series, The Enemy. Charlie doesn't do Facebook, but you can tweet him.