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  New books explore 007's childhood
Updated 12 April 2004, 16.25
Pierce Brosnan has played 007 on the big screen
James Bond has become world famous as a super smooth spy, but what do you think he was like as a teenager?

Well, this summer you're going to find out because a new series of books is being written about Bond's school days.

The books will be set in the 1930s. The future 007 was still a schoolboy, but his adventures had already started.

They are being written by comedian Charlie Higson, with the first one due out in 2005, according to a report in the Independent newspaper.

The first book will see young James travel to a Scottish castle to investigate the strange behaviour of a wealthy American.

Struggle

It will also describe his struggle to come to terms with the death of his parents - something which the original author, Ian Fleming, often referred to in his Bond books.

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