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    Frost over the World - Sebastian Faulks - 30 May 08

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    Al Jazeera English

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    The author Ian Fleming was born 100 years ago this week.

    To mark the anniversary, a book has been published celebrating Fleming's most enduring character -- the British spy James Bond.

    Fleming died in 1964 with 14 Bond books to his credit. So enduring is his legacy that no fewer than 22 subsequent Bond books have been written by other authors.

    The latest attempt, Devil May Care, is written by the acclaimed English novelist Sebastian Faulks.

    Faulks talks to Sir David about the new book.

    He says that he tried to impersonate Fleming's writing style and interpretation of James Bond, as a solitary and vulnerable character.

    Faulks says he completed the book in just six weeks.