There's a full-page review of my book in the new issue of The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) in the U.K., which calls itself "the world’s leading magazine for culture and new ideas."
The review, by Wesley Stace, describes The Real James Bond as "handsomely illustrated" and packing "a familiar Flemingian punch."
Here's a sample:
It is by turns a capsule portrait of Philadelphia high society at the turn of the last century, a bibliographical thriller, and an exploration of the historically close ties between birders and spooks, even unmasking a surprising villain.
Although Bond “appeared every inch the genteel pipe-smoking naturalist”, he was “an adventurer with a reputation for occasional ruthlessness” and an expert marksman.
Wright makes much of the similarities between the two Bonds, even going so far as to wonder whether the birdwatcher was himself a spy, concluding that he probably wasn’t, despite his habit of showing up in politically sensitive places.
(Wright’s easygoing attitude to this – “it’s fun to speculate” – sums up his book.)
All that, and "Flemingian" too!
More about TLS here.
You might be able to read the full review here.