He might have seen off Goldfinger, but James Bond was yesterday defeated by the cold shoulder. A first edition copy of Casino Royale failed to reach its undisclosed reserve price at a London auction.
"It's very disappointing. But the fact that it's an auction means you never know what's going to happen," said Richard Caton, a spokesperson for Bloomsbury Auctions.
Surely they should have offered it as a prize in a game of Texas hold 'em.
So, something of a non-story, but it gives us the chance to unleash a bit of Friday fun. Who can make the most amusing Bond title, by taking and combining the names of existing Bond films? For example...The Man With The Secret Octofinger. Let's see if our spam filters can handle a deluge of comments containing the word 'pussy'.