Carte Blanche Bentley Special Edition
Opus in association with publishers Hodder present the Carte Blanche Special Edition
Opus is delighted to feature the Carte Blanche Special Edition as a Guest Publication.
Hodder and Bentley have partnered to create the exclusive Bentley Special Edition, the ultimate luxury edition of the anticipated new James Bond adventure. Each copy is custom-produced to Bentley’s exacting standards and arrives inside a stunning metal case. The result is a striking and unique collector’s item.
Ian Fleming always admired the stately beauty of the Bentley and, as a result, James Bond owned three over the course of the fourteen original novels. In Carte Blanche, award-winning thriller writer Jeffery Deaver reunites Bond with this classic marque. In this contemporary adventure, the agent will be behind the wheel of the sophisticated new Bentley Continental GT.
In Carte Blanche, Bond has been deftly updated for a contemporary setting.
Jeffery Deaver has sold over 20 million books worldwide. Deaver has been nominated for six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and has won the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger Awards.
In the world of espionage, giving an agent carte blanche on a mission comes with an enormous amount of trust and constantly tests both personal and professional judgement. Part of the non-stop suspense in the novel is the looming question of what is acceptable in matters of national and international security. Are there lines that even James Bond should not cross?
The Bentley Special Edition arrives encased in a shaped metal box that evokes the signature outline of the new Continental GT. The curve of the book’s distinct case echoes the key feature lines that run through the automobile’s exterior form.
The book is bound in white Nappa leather with a single line of meticulous red stitching around the edges. This is the same outstanding grade of leather that is used in a Bentley’s interior. The title and author’s names are carefully debossed into the front and elegantly foil-blocked on to the spine.
The text is printed in two colours, black and red, on sumptuous ivory paper, with endpapers of a matching red leather. The pages are expertly cut and trimmed to reflect the handcrafted techniques of the Bentley construction process. As with the other details of the Special Edition, the colours are carefully selected from the Bentley range.
Perhaps the Special Edition’s most dramatic feature is the die-cut bullet hole that pierces the book. Inside is carefully placed a single polished bullet, upon which is a number distinct to each copy of the book.
|Size||Limited edition of 500 copies worldwide at a price of £1,000 each|
|Book||Dimensions 160mm x 240mm x 50mm|
|Box||Dimensions 489mm x 212 x 108 mm|
|Presentation||Each copy is individually hand-made|