Slay It With Flowers: Your views on John Gardner's Never Send Flowers (1993)?

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  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    For sure, I'll keep you posted!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Thanks so much, @007InVT. I literally can't wait to see what you'll come up with for Never Send Flowers!
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    I have found a cheap copy of this novel that was missing in my John Gardners, so in the next two weeks I´ll be reading it while I am away on vacation on an internet free vacation with poor cellphone availability.
    Enough time to read and annoy my daughters with healthy hiking.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    SaintMark wrote:
    I have found a cheap copy of this novel that was missing in my John Gardners, so in the next two weeks I´ll be reading it while I am away on vacation on an internet free vacation with poor cellphone availability.
    Enough time to read and annoy my daughters with healthy hiking.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts @SaintMark! Am I missed over on BaB lol!
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    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    I have found a cheap copy of this novel that was missing in my John Gardners, so in the next two weeks I´ll be reading it while I am away on vacation on an internet free vacation with poor cellphone availability.
    Enough time to read and annoy my daughters with healthy hiking.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts @SaintMark! Am I missed over on BaB lol!

    What the heck is BaB? ANd why should I know?

  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited July 2013 Posts: 17,623
    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    I have found a cheap copy of this novel that was missing in my John Gardners, so in the next two weeks I´ll be reading it while I am away on vacation on an internet free vacation with poor cellphone availability.
    Enough time to read and annoy my daughters with healthy hiking.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts @SaintMark! Am I missed over on BaB lol!

    What the heck is BaB? ANd why should I know?

    Oh, I just assumed that you were the same as the member Saint Mark over there - http://www.bondandbeyond.forumotion.com

    Got my wires crossed it seems. Sorry.
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    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    I have found a cheap copy of this novel that was missing in my John Gardners, so in the next two weeks I´ll be reading it while I am away on vacation on an internet free vacation with poor cellphone availability.
    Enough time to read and annoy my daughters with healthy hiking.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts @SaintMark! Am I missed over on BaB lol!

    What the heck is BaB? ANd why should I know?

    Oh, I just assumed that you were the same as the member Saint Mark over there - http://www.bondandbeyond.forumotion.com

    Got my wires crossed it seems. Sorry.

    Now that is me, was kind of surprised by it being called BaB. I do frquent there occasionally but somehow the soul seems to be gone on that site.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    I have found a cheap copy of this novel that was missing in my John Gardners, so in the next two weeks I´ll be reading it while I am away on vacation on an internet free vacation with poor cellphone availability.
    Enough time to read and annoy my daughters with healthy hiking.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts @SaintMark! Am I missed over on BaB lol!

    What the heck is BaB? ANd why should I know?

    Oh, I just assumed that you were the same as the member Saint Mark over there - http://www.bondandbeyond.forumotion.com

    Got my wires crossed it seems. Sorry.

    Now that is me, was kind of surprised by it being called BaB. I do frquent there occasionally but somehow the soul seems to be gone on that site.

    Indeed it has, I'm glad to say. I was banned in June for being too enthusiastic, it seems.
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    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    I have found a cheap copy of this novel that was missing in my John Gardners, so in the next two weeks I´ll be reading it while I am away on vacation on an internet free vacation with poor cellphone availability.
    Enough time to read and annoy my daughters with healthy hiking.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts @SaintMark! Am I missed over on BaB lol!

    What the heck is BaB? ANd why should I know?

    Oh, I just assumed that you were the same as the member Saint Mark over there - http://www.bondandbeyond.forumotion.com

    Got my wires crossed it seems. Sorry.

    Now that is me, was kind of surprised by it being called BaB. I do frquent there occasionally but somehow the soul seems to be gone on that site.

    Indeed it has, I'm glad to say. I was banned in June for being too enthusiastic, it seems.

    Considering some of the stuff that was allowed on that site you must have been horrible or just annoyed somebody in a way.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    I have found a cheap copy of this novel that was missing in my John Gardners, so in the next two weeks I´ll be reading it while I am away on vacation on an internet free vacation with poor cellphone availability.
    Enough time to read and annoy my daughters with healthy hiking.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts @SaintMark! Am I missed over on BaB lol!

    What the heck is BaB? ANd why should I know?

    Oh, I just assumed that you were the same as the member Saint Mark over there - http://www.bondandbeyond.forumotion.com

    Got my wires crossed it seems. Sorry.

    Now that is me, was kind of surprised by it being called BaB. I do frquent there occasionally but somehow the soul seems to be gone on that site.

    Indeed it has, I'm glad to say. I was banned in June for being too enthusiastic, it seems.

    Considering some of the stuff that was allowed on that site you must have been horrible or just annoyed somebody in a way.

    Something like that. I wasn't horrible - just too keen in my posting on the reform of the site - trolling and archaic the mod that banned me called it.
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    for somebody who offers a more indepth vision on the literary heritance of Fleming they sure went out of their way to lose an interesting source of information. Their loss I would say.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited July 2013 Posts: 17,623
    SaintMark wrote:
    for somebody who offers a more indepth vision on the literary heritance of Fleming they sure went out of their way to lose an interesting source of information. Their loss I would say.

    Thank you, kind sir. Very nice of you to say so. I posted as Dragonpol over there too. I'm keeping things on MI6 Community from here on in.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    Just tried sending you a message via your Twitter address - I can send some NSF proofs for feedback @Dragonpol
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    007InVT wrote:
    Just tried sending you a message via your Twitter address - I can send some NSF proofs for feedback @Dragonpol

    Didn't get anything as yet.

    Here is my email address:

    [email protected]

    Here is my Twitter handle:

    http://twitter.com/Dragonpol

    Thank you for anything you may send.

    --Dragonpol.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    check your email @Dragonpol
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    007InVT wrote:
    check your email @Dragonpol

    I'll do that now. Thank you, @007InVT!
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
    edited August 2013 Posts: 893
    OK, Draggers.

    Just for you, here's an attempt: Motifs from the book include the white rose left at the grave of Laura March with the sinister note, ‘This Is how It Ends’. I’ve used the classic Richard Chopping style of light wood background, Cargo Crate font and a little nod to the Schlosse Drach castle of David Dragonpol with the gothic font.

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  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    007InVT wrote:
    OK, Draggers.

    Just for you, here's an attempt:

    8a86aa1dddce202f1c153fa917a858d8.jpg

    Thank you. Brilliant. I like it. Good work, @007InVT!
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    I couldn't get the red tip effect on the Rose, so left that little detail off for anyone who's noticing ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited August 2013 Posts: 17,623
    007InVT wrote:
    I couldn't get the red tip effect on the Rose, so left that little detail off for anyone who's noticing ;)

    I didn't notice, but then I'm better with words than with designs.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Plus it should read "This Is How It Must End"...only a minor niggle.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    Gaz at Honeypot Designs is doing some amazing work e.g.

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  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited April 2014 Posts: 17,623
    A brilliant piece of artwork there. I like the inclusion of the Bible there, too. Somehow that fits well with the story contained inside the covers. Thanks for sharing that with us, @007InVT. As one of my favourites of the James Bond continuations I would love to see Never Send Flowers as a Penguin Classic one day. I can but dream. Please don't shoot me for saying that!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    007InVT wrote:

    Thanks for that link, @007InVT. I'll enjoy looking through those very inventive covers!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited June 2019 Posts: 17,623
    I wonder if anyone here would happen to know when exactly John Gardner wrote Never Send Flowers (1993)? I know that it has to have been some time in 1992 but I'd love to know the dates he wrote it and researched it between.

    Hopefully someone out there will be able to help me as I am continuing to conduct research on this particular Bond novel which will all go towards a lengthy article on the novel, some of which is already written.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    My 12,000th post!

    ...and what better way to celebrate it than to mark the 25th anniversary today of one of my favourite James Bond continuation novels, John Gardner's Never Send Flowers, which was first published in the UK on 15 July 1993.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    My 12,000th post!

    ...and what better way to celebrate it than to mark the 25th anniversary today of one of my favourite James Bond continuation novels, John Gardner's Never Send Flowers, which was first published in the UK on 15 July 1993.

    Congrats on 12000 posts!!!
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    My 12,000th post!

    ...and what better way to celebrate it than to mark the 25th anniversary today of one of my favourite James Bond continuation novels, John Gardner's Never Send Flowers, which was first published in the UK on 15 July 1993.

    Congrats on 12000 posts!!!

    Thank you! I get there in the end!
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    Now you owe us another 12,000--get cracking!
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