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The same but different: William Boyd's new James Bond novel offers fresh take on famous spy

William Boyd, the author of the new James Bond novel "Solo" poses for photographers, during a launch photocall outside the Dorchester Hotel in London, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. "Solo" is set in 1969 and takes the suave British spy, 45 years old and feeling his age, from London's plush Dorchester Hotel to a war-torn West African country and to Washington. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 25, 2013 - 3:05 AM

LONDON - Bond is back, exactly as we remember him but also subtly different. For one thing, he looks a bit like Daniel Day-Lewis.

William Boyd, who has written a new official James Bond novel authorized by Ian Fleming's family, says Day-Lewis would be perfect to play the 007 he's created in "Solo."

Boyd says Fleming once described Bond as "looking like the American singer-songwriter Hoagy Carmichael. Daniel Day-Lewis looks like Hoagy Carmichael."

"Solo" is set in 1969 and takes the suave British spy — 45 years old and feeling his age — from London's plush Dorchester Hotel to a war-torn West African country and to Washington.

The book was launched Wednesday with a suitably glamorous photocall involving sports cars and flight attendants, ahead of its publication in Britain on Thursday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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