The history of the James Bond films is a fascinating one. Aside from being the story of the birth of a global cultural phenomenon, it is also a very human story, with the characters and personalities shaping the films, just as the films began to shape them.

It is a story that has been told, at least in part, in film and in print for many years, but never before has such an authoritative work on the subject been published as "Some Kind of Hero".

Catching Bullets

Clearly taking Ken Adam’s gargantuan volcano sets as its inspiration, Some Kind of Hero – The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films is a mammoth tome. And just like Adam’s famous Bond design work, this new work is redolent of effort, savvy and a knowing swagger as to why it should exist.

James Bond Memes

While there have been many books over the years that have charted the history of the Bond films, none has been as detailed, fascinating or, to be honest, daunting, as Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury's volume.

James Bond Radio

With its meticulous research into the history of the Bond film franchise and close attention to many of the franchise’s little known details, Some Kind of Hero is the ultimate nonfiction book for Bond fans.


After receiving a copy of Some Kind of Hero: The remarkable history of the James Bond films my first response was to joke on Twitter that I’d be using it as a door stop.


Publication of the 704 pages hardback edition of Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond films from The History Press, a new book on the James Bond films written by FSWL readers Matthew Field & Ajay Chowdhury with a Foreword by George Lazenby.

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