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The Grey NATO – 205 – Bond Author Kim Sherwood On ‘Double Or Nothing’
We’re back from our summer break and it’s with a very special episode featuring a chat between Jason and Kim Sherwood. This is a huge treat for the show as Kim is a writer and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh and she was recently selected to write a trio of Double O novels based in the James Bond universe. The first of the trio, Double or Nothing, releases today in the UK (see the show notes below for links).
Jason and James were provided advanced copies of this exciting new novel, which follows three Double Os (none of which are James Bond) as they navigate a complex and globe-spanning plot to recover Bond and stop a ruthless entrepreneur from robbing the world blind. Jason and Kim chat about her long-standing love of the Bond franchise, how she approached creating her own stories for this universe, some of the special details that ground "Double or Nothing” as a great Double O thriller, and how Bond has changed over the years. It’s a great chat and an even better book, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have Kim on the show.
Before that, Jason is back from a deep and chilly dive and James is back from a relaxing tour of a small but stunningly beautiful slice of Newfoundland. Be sure to stay in the mix for Final Notes that bring the Heat (2), and will have you listening to the story of a midwest outfitter with a special connection to Jason’s past.
Thanks so much for listening and don’t forget that the TGN store has now been re-stocked with the remaining XL logo t-shirts and the final stock of our Cantonment kerchief collaboration. For more, visit The Grey NATO Shop.
2:20 Newfoundland and Labrador
2:40 Gros Morne National Park
2:49 The Tablelands
3:15 Green Gardens Trail
3:28 The Western Brook Pond
3:44 The Western Brook Pond boat tour
10:18 The SS Milwaukee
12:00 Scubapro Easy Don Dry Gloves
14:23 Ben Lowry – Submersiblewrist
14:33 Olongapo Bands
16:12 Expedition16610 on Instagram
18:00 Plasti Dip
19:37 Donut Media Plasti-dipping a car
25:30 Garmin Descent MK2
29:40 Blancpain Bathyscaphe for Hodinkee
30:00 Benrus Type 2
32:07 Kim Sherwood’s Instagram
42:32 Eye of the Needle - Ken Follet
45:38 Double or Nothing (book)
59:29 From Russia With Love (book)
1:00:10 Moonraker (book)
1:18:20 Alpine A110
1:28:07 TGN Bond episode
1:30:45 Heat 2
1:33:33 “Ask Us, We’ve Been There” (from Patagonia’s Dirtbag Diaries)
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